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Alan Anderson | Guard/Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Michigan State
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The Wizards have officially signed Alan Anderson to a one-year, $4 million deal.
Anderson, who averaged 7.4 points and 1.0 threes last season, will be fighting for minutes behind starter Otto Porter. Team president Ernie Grunfeld praised Anderson for his "all-around game" which gives the Wizards "another veteran at the small forward position." For fantasy purposes, that translates to 'avoid him on draft day'. Jul 12 - 5:48 PM

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Alan Anderson is nearing an agreement to join the Wizards.

The deal is reportedly for one-year at $4 million, and he will provide the Wizards with some solid backcourt depth. He could potentially take away some minutes from Otto Porter, so we'll be watching Washington's rotations develop closely leading up to the regular-season. Anderson is a nice pickup for the Wizards, but he won't be getting enough floor time in Washington to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 7 - 5:23 PM

Free agent Alan Anderson is a "priority" for the Nets, though he's also a "popular bench target" for other teams.

The 32-year-old Anderson shot 34.8 percent from deep last season and he's unlikely to command a large salary, hence the interest from multiple teams. He's a marginal fantasy player no matter where he lands.
Jul 5 - 6:35 PM

The Wizards have shown interest in signing Alan Anderson, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post.

Anderson would provide the Wizards with some wing depth now that Paul Pierce will be a member of the Clippers for the 2015-16 season. The 32-year-old is coming off a season during which he averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.0 three-pointers, so he wouldn't be much more than a second unit player with the Wiz and shouldn't be on the radar for fantasy owners in standard leagues.
Jul 2 - 9:46 AM

Alan Anderson will opt out of his contract with the Nets and become an unrestricted free agent.

This was expected, and it's doubtful that Anderson will be back with the Nets as a result. After an up-and-down season and offseason ankle surgery, Anderson may opt for a one-year deal to prove his worth before the 2016 NBA free agency bonanza begins.
Jun 29 - 10:19 AM

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

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

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PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
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C1Marcin Gortat
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