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Alan Anderson | Guard/Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Michigan State
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Alan Anderson underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle on Tuesday, and Anderson is expected to resume basketball activities in July.
Anderson is expected to opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands. As far as fantasy basketball is concerned, Anderson isn't much more than a 3-point and steals specialist in deep leagues. May 12 - 3:27 PM

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Alan Anderson may need to have surgery on his ankle this summer to clean up some bone spurs.

It isn't clear how much time he would miss if he decided to undergo surgery, but we will update his status as soon as we know more. Anderson is set to become a free agent and all indications point to him leaving Brooklyn, so we will continue to follow this story closely. At this point in his career, Anderson likely wouldn't have a substantial role regardless of where he lands.
May 6 - 11:44 AM

When asked about his impending free agency, Alan Anderson offered a lukewarm endorsement of his future with the Nets.

"I'm free, so..." he said. "I would love to stay in Brooklyn, but I am a free agent. So I will be free." Anderson should have no problem clearing offers north of $3M annually, more than twice what he made in 2014-15. We don't expect him back with the Nets.
Source: Newsday
May 4 - 10:07 AM

Alan Anderson expects to opt out of his player option in favor of free agency this summer.

The 32-year-old swingman shot 34.8 percent from downtown this season and became a reliable rotation player for Lionel Hollins, though he was little more than a 3-point specialist in fantasy leagues. It's not surprising to see him turn down a $1.3 million salary to pursue the security of a longer-team deal.
May 2 - 10:40 AM

Alan Anderson will come off the bench again on Friday.

The Nets are going with the same starters despite Anderson playing remarkably well. If Anderson is hot, expect him to take minutes away from Bojan Bogdanovic and/or Thaddeus Young.
May 1 - 6:18 PM

Alan Anderson kept the Nets in the game with a 23-point gem in a loss to the Hawks on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds and four 3-pointers on 9-of-11 from the field.

He started the second half over Bojan Bogdanovic thanks to scoring 16 points in the first half. Anderson was already extremely efficient in this series, turning in an 80.0 effective field goal percentage in his previous four games. He will likely come off the bench on Friday with minutes in the 20s.
Apr 29 - 9:42 PM

Tim Bontemps of the New York Post suggests that Alan Anderson could draw the start over rookie Markel Brown for Game 2 against the Hawks.

The move makes some sense considering Brown played just six minutes in Sunday's loss, and it's clear that the Nets could use Anderson's 3-point shooting after they went 4-of-19 from downtown in Game 1. It is unlikely that Bojan Bogdanovic would lose many minutes if Brown shifted to the bench, but it's certainly possible that Brown could fall out of the rotation completely if this report is true. We will let you know if the Nets decide to make any changes before tonight's game.
Apr 22 - 12:37 PM

Alan Anderson (ankle) returned from a seven-game absence to open the playoffs with five points in 16 minutes of action off the Nets' bench.

He shot 2-of-3 from the field with one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist and one steal, and his perimeter shooting is a welcome addition for the Nets -- not counting Anderson, they were a combined 4-of-19 from downtown tonight. Anderson doesn't have a playing-time restriction but he's unlikely to average more than 20 minutes vs. the Hawks.
Apr 19 - 8:27 PM

Alan Anderson (ankle) will not have a minutes restriction for Sunday's Game 1 against the Hawks.

Head coach Lionel Hollins said that Anderson "looked fine" during Sunday's shootaround, so he should slot into his usual role getting around 20 minutes off the bench. Anderson's return to the rotation will likely hurt the value of Bojan Bogdanovic.
Apr 19 - 4:12 PM

Alan Anderson (ankle) said he'll be good to go for Game 1 against the Hawks on Sunday.

All signs are pointing towards Anderson being available, which dampens the value of Bajon Bogdanovic. He should see his minutes in the mid-20s if is indeed able to play on Sunday.
Apr 17 - 2:17 PM

Alan Anderson (ankle) was a full participant during Friday's practice.

Anderson didn't play in the Nets' final seven games of the season, but it sounds like there's a chance he's ready to go for Game 1 when the Nets open up their first round series against the Hawks on Sunday. His return to action would likely take away some minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic.
Apr 17 - 1:12 PM

Lionel Hollins said that he was hopeful that Alan Anderson (ankle) could return for the playoffs, but he also doesn't know where Anderson is at in his recovery.

Anderson spent the final seven games of the season on the sidelines, but the Nets don't have their first playoff game until Sunday, giving him an additional three days to get things right. Hollins likes Anderson's defense, so if he is able to go, he'd likely siphon away some minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic.
Apr 16 - 2:33 PM

Alan Anderson (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Wednesday.

It will be his seventh consecutive game out of the lineup. With Anderson out, suddenly hot Bojan Bogdanovic should get more chances to score in a must-win game.
Apr 15 - 5:48 PM

Alan Anderson (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

If Anderson is able to return to action on Wednesday, a majority of his minutes will come at the expense of Bajon Bogdanovic. Anderson is only worth considering as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Apr 14 - 4:01 PM

Alan Anderson (ankle) will not play against the Bulls on Monday.

It'll be his sixth straight game out of the lineup. Bojan Bogdanovic started the second half on Sunday and he could be looking at more minutes tonight based on his improved play. Give him a look in all leagues.
Apr 13 - 4:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Deron Williams
3Darius Morris
SG1Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Alan Anderson
3Bojan Bogdanovic
4Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Cory Jefferson
3Earl Clark
4Mirza Teletovic
C1Mason Plumlee
2Brook Lopez
3Jerome Jordan