The NBA is about to enter its most exciting and unpredictable offseason in recent memory thanks to the projected jump in the salary cap to upward of $92MM. There will likely be more than a few deals inked this summer that will have folks around league scratching their heads. One player who is reportedly in line for such a pact is the Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Anderson is reportedly considering a change of scenery this summer when he hits the open market. Teams expressing interest in Anderson leading up to the February trade deadline included the Wizards, Pistons, Cavaliers, Clippers, Kings and Suns. It’s unclear just how many of those teams will pursue Anderson this summer, with Washington acquiring Markieff Morris, Detroit landing Tobias Harris, Channing Frye ending up in Cleveland and Jeff Green now a member of the Clippers as a result of various deadline trades.
The stretch four is expected to attract a salary starting of $16MM-$18MM when he hits the market this summer, which is quite a princely sum for a player with a career 13.1 points per game scoring average who isn’t a strong defender or rebounder. But with the league placing a premium on bigs who can stretch the floor on offense, Anderson is certainly hitting free agency at the right time.
That brings me to the topic for today: What is the maximum annual salary that Ryan Anderson is worth on his next contract?
Take to the comments section to share your thoughts and opinions on the subject, as well as to chime in on where you think Anderson will be playing next season. We look forward to what you have to say.