After failing to wrangle a buyout of Bojan Bogdanovic from his overseas club, the Nets have turned their attention to Alan Anderson, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Anderson has been with the Raptors since late in the 2011/12, initially inking a pair of 10-day contracts.
The Mark Bartelstein client told Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors this spring that he'd prefer to re-sign with the Raptors, but Anderson also said that he wants a chance to play significant minutes wherever he winds up. He averaged 10.7 points in 23.o minutes per game this past year, making the most of his time with a career-high 12.6 PER. Still, he saw nearly five fewer minutes per game after the All-Star break, which was about the time the Raptors acquired Rudy Gay.
Anderson would figure to back up Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson in Brooklyn, but he's also drawn steady interest from Minnesota. He made the minimum salary last season, but he could wind up with slightly more if the Nets decide to give him part of the mini mid-level they had ticketed for Bogdanovic. Brooklyn GM Billy King said today that it's possible the team could split the exception between multiple players, or use less than the full $3.183MM amount, as Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News observes (Twitter link).