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Alan Anderson | Guard/Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Michigan State
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Alan Anderson is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.
He had an ab injury over the weekend, but coach Jason Kidd said Anderson will play "very little." With Paul Pierce out, expect Marcus Thornton to get a lot of shots. Apr 16 - 6:46 PM

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Alan Anderson will miss another game on Tuesday due to his abdominal injury.

He has now missed three in a row, but we're still guessing he'll be ready to go when the playoffs start.
Apr 15 - 10:39 AM

Alan Anderson (sore abdominal muscle) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

He was a late scratch on Friday after the injury bothered him during warm-ups, which left Brooklyn without Anderson, Deron Williams (knee) and Shaun Livingston (toe). The result was the Nets' first loss in their past 16 home games, and they'll try to get back on track with Williams expected to return on Sunday.
Source: Newsday
Apr 12 - 12:55 PM

Alan Anderson will miss Friday's game vs. the Hawks due to a sore abdominal muscle.

He was expected to start tonight, but the team will now move Andrei Kirilenko into the first unit. Anderson's injury doesn't sound serious and he's likely just getting some rest. He has little fantasy value, though.
Apr 11 - 6:49 PM

Alan Anderson started at shooting guard for the Nets with Shaun Livingston sidelined (toe) and hit 3-of-4 shots for nine points, seven rebounds and a 3-pointer.

We were expecting a little more out of Anderson, but he gave way to Joe Johnson who scored 31 points in tonight's loss. Anderson is worth keeping an eye on in case he continues to start for the Nets.
Apr 9 - 10:27 PM

Alan Anderson will start against the Magic on Wednesday night.

He should see minutes in the high 20s tonight, which could get him in double figures with a couple triples. Anderson will likely split his minutes with Marcus Thornton, who is probably a better option in fantasy leagues for a higher usage rate, but he's a decent low-end option in deep leagues.
Apr 9 - 5:42 PM

With Paul Pierce (shoulder) and Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) both injured on Sunday, Alan Anderson came off the bench to score 11 points with three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

Anderson might find himself playing big minutes if Pierce and Kirilenko are unable to return for Monday's game vs. the Raptors. Owners looking for a temporary burst of 3-pointers should keep an eye on Brooklyn's injury report, but Anderson is a dubious source of long-term value.
Mar 9 - 8:45 PM

Alan Anderson backed up Thursday's 22-point effort with just four points on 1-of-8 shooting, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes off the bench on Friday.

The Nets got rolled hard by the Pistons and Anderson's shooting got caught up in all that dysfunction. Otherwise, the line isn't bad and it should keep him on the radar for deep league owners, but he needs a good game the next time out to cash in on any of his low-level potential.
Feb 8 - 12:39 AM

Alan Anderson played 30 minutes against the Spurs during a 103-89 win on Thursday, scoring a team-high 22 points with two boards, one assist and two 3-pointers.

It's the most points he's scored in 2014 and his move to the bench hasn't really helped his output before tonight. Shaun Livingston isn't going away any time soon, so it's hard to get excited about Anderson's line to night. In fact, he didn't top seven points in any of his previous four games and averages just 8.0 points per game in his 21 games off the bench. Anderson is only a pickup in deeper leagues.
Feb 7 - 12:17 AM

Alan Anderson played 34 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday, scoring 13 points with five boards, three blocks and three 3-pointers.

He's been in the starting lineup for the past four games and now at a total of 17 on the year. Anderson averaged just 8.2 points, 2.9 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 triples on 39.7 percent in his previous 17 starts, but he had a nice game against his former team tonight. We wouldn't move the needle too much as far as pickups go.
Jan 11 - 10:25 PM

Alan Anderson scored a season-high 26 points against the Sixers on Friday with five boards, two assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

Joe Johnson (personal) did not play and it allowed Anderson to get some extra run. He will have a tough time holding value once Johnson comes back, especially with Paul Pierce playing better lately.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 02:15:00 AM

Alan Anderson started again at small forward on Tuesday and had 15 points, four rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer on 6-of-7 shooting, despite the return of Paul Pierce.

Pierce came off the bench and didn't hit a shot, and Jason Kidd said after the game that he might continue bringing Pierce off the bench, which would be good news for Anderson. Anderson has hit 11-of-18 shots over his last two games, scoring 13 and 15 points, but the return of Pierce, even if Anderson keeps the starting job, should eventually knock Anderson back to obscurity.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Alan Anderson found the range vs. Milwaukee, scoring 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting with two 3-pointers, four rebounds and one assist.

The veteran swingman played 38 minutes and will continue to have a massive role until Paul Pierce (hand) and Andrei Kirilenko (back) filter back into the rotation. Unfortunately his healthy minutes aren't adding up to reliable fantasy value, and in five starts he's now averaging 8.8 points, 1.8 triples, 4.2 rebounds and 0.8 steals.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 12:03:00 AM

Alan Anderson hit 3-of-6 shots for just eight points in Tuesday's start at small forward, but also had four rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer.

If you took a flier on Anderson, who is starting for Paul Pierce (broken hand), things could have gone worse. As long as Anderson is starting there is always the potential he'll blow up for a big fantasy line, but when it might happen is anyone's guess.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Alan Anderson will draw the start at small forward against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

With Paul Pierce sidelined for at least the next two weeks, Anderson is in line to inherit a large chunk of The Truth's minutes. The fifth-year guard is coming off an 0-for-6 shooting performance in 28 minutes on Saturday, but should be able to bounce back to at least his season average of 7.9 points against the Nuggets. Anderson makes for a decent short-term add in deeper leagues and is a nice cheap option for daily leaguers while Pierce is out.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2Marquis Teague
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Shaun Livingston
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Joe Johnson
2Alan Anderson
3Andrei Kirilenko
PF1Paul Pierce
2Mirza Teletovic
C1Mason Plumlee
2Andray Blatche
3Kevin Garnett
4Jason Collins
5Brook Lopez