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Report: Nets’ Alan Anderson opting out, becoming a free agent

Jun 24, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

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In March 2012, Alan Anderson was playing in the D-League. Undrafted, he had played sparingly for Charlotte for a couple years. But by 2012, he was 29 and hadn’t played in the NBA in more than four years.

His NBA career certainly seemed over.

Yet, the Raptors gave him a chance, and he capitalized. The Nets signed him to a two-year minimum contract with a player option last summer.

Now, it’s practically a certainty Anderson will remain in the NBA.

Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest:

Anderson is a decent role player. He’s unafraid to shoot and has range to the perimeter, though he’s not a special 3-point shooter. He defends well enough, too. Brooklyn would seemingly have interest in re-signing him.

At 31, there’s only a slight chance someone offers him a deal beyond the one-year minimum he had remaining on his Nets contract. But he probably won’t do worse than that, so why not take a shot?

  1. sumkat - Jun 24, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Alan Anderson?

    Put the Lebron/melo sweepstakes on hold! Alan Anderson is opting out!

  2. marbulz - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Give the guy a break he’s just trying to make a little bit money playing catch-up for the four years he was enough in the NBA

  3. cantonb0und13 - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    In other news… kb2408 has a mangina ….. wait what

  4. marbulz - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Sumkat & cantonb0und13 are so awesome because thier professionals in …….what,your not professionals then shut up and sit down. It’s kept trying to bring a man down that’s probably done more for himself them you’ve done with your self.

  5. 00maltliquor - Jun 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Good for the Nets. Drop the dead wieght/cut the fat.

    Not saying AA is a bad player, but if he left, no one on that team would notice. Non-factor.

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