Richard Andrew Anderson (born November 19 1960, in San Pedro, California) is a retired American Basketball player in the NBA. A 6'10", 240 lb. Power forward (basketball), he played collegiately at University of California, Santa Barbara from 1978 to 1982.
He was selected with the 9th pick in the 2nd round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the San Diego Clippers. His NBA career lasted until 1990; his last season being with the Charlotte Hornets. Anderson also Played in Italy for Pallacanestro Cantù (1984-1986).
In the 1991 offseason he was signed by the Miami Heat but was waived prior to the 1991-92 season.