GM Billy King told reporters, including Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, that he’d like to re-sign Alan Anderson (Twitter link). King confirmed earlier today that Anderson will opt out of his minimum-salary deal for next season, and the GM added that he was expecting the move.
Bringing Anderson back will be a tall order, since the Nets only have his Non-Bird rights. Those will allow Brooklyn to give him no more than a 20% raise without dipping into the mid-level exception, which the team likely has set aside for fellow Non-Bird free agent Shaun Livingston, whom King has identified as the team’s top priority.
Anderson started a career-high 26 games this past season and averaged 7.2 points in 22.7 minutes per contest. The Mark Bartelstein client is a year removed from notching 10.7 PPG for Toronto and figures to draw interest at more than the minimum this summer.