Nets Sign Alan Anderson

JULY 30TH, 3:39pm: The Nets have officially signed Anderson, the team announced today in a press release.

JULY 26TH, 6:05pm: The deal is for the minimum salary, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News

11:48am: The Nets and Alan Anderson have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, agent Mark Bartelstein tells Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype (Twitter link). Brooklyn has already committed its mini mid-level exception to Andrei Kirilenko, so Anderson figures to receive a minimum-salary contract. The second year will be a player option, according to HoopsHype (Twitter link).

Anderson, 30, is the latest addition to a Nets roster that has undergone a significant overhaul this offseason. So far this offseason, the team has added Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Kirilenko, Shaun Livingston, Mason Plumlee, and now Anderson to a core that already included Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Andray Blatche, and others.

In 65 games last season for the Raptors, Anderson scored a career-high 10.7 PPG, albeit with a shooting percentage of just 38.3%. The swingman also shot 33.3% on three-pointers and recorded a career-high 12.6 PER. When I spoke to Anderson in April, he expressed a desire to return to the Raptors, but it appears the club's new decision-makers didn't have a whole lot of interest in bringing him back.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports initially reported (via Twitter) that Anderson was in the process of finalizing an agreement to join the Nets, after reporting the team's interest earlier in the month.

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2 years 4 months ago

Pretty good signing. He’s really more of a streaky shooter than a dependable go-to guy; he probably shot a little too much in TO last year.
I expect his shooting percentages to improve a little though… maybe an FG% a litle closer to .400 and a 3P% closer to .350.
Besides that, he’s a nice wing to have. He’s not overly athletic or fast… but he’s fairly solid all around, and has a little bit of grit.

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