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Alan Anderson
SG - 6'6, 220lbs - 41 years old - 8 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2018 season
  • Birthdate: 10/16/1982
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: Michigan State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
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Articles about Alan Anderson

June 29, 2017

Alan Anderson
SG, 6’6, 220lbs, 34 years old, 8 years of experience

Played barely 300 minutes all season, but was ineffective when he did. Anderson restarted his NBA career on account of a no-strengths-no-weaknesses total package, yet as he has aged and got slower (and having never been especially quick to begin with), his value on the court has diminished. He shot a sub-.500% true shooting percentage for the second straight year, and it wasn’t on contested looks, while his lack of foot speed makes him very exposable in isolation defence and against a moving ball. Anderson tries on the court and has a good locker room reputation, yet his skills are no longer up to par, so keeping him would be purely a locker room move at this point.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary. No longer an NBA player.

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January 10, 2014

Meanwhile, the source of the Nets' streak is not immediately obvious. The four different wins have featured four different starters, as injuries to Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett are forcing them to be in and out of the lineup on a nightly basis. There is little consistent about the rotation - Reggie Evans can either start and play 30 minutes or record a DNP-CD, Jason Terry's usage is similarly unpredictable (and his play significantly ineffective), and the duo of Andray Blatche and Alan Anderson do not provide much consistency even with their more consistent minutes. Both can be game changers, but both can not turn up at all - whichever it is, both will probably shoot on every touch anyway.

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March 24, 2011

[...] Behind Navarro, Barca had hoped to sign Rafa Martinez from Valencia (more on him later), but when they were unable to get him, they eventually made a midseason move for Alan Anderson, who had begun the season in the D-League after striking out in the summer transfer market. Anderson is experienced at this, having made it to this stage last year with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, and while he's not without his occasional moment of ball dominance, he contributes on both ends, averaging 12.4 points in only 26 minutes per game.

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November 15, 2010

2nd: - New Mexico Thunderbirds - Alan Anderson, Michigan State

After going undrafted in 2005, Anderson played a couple of years with the Bobcats. He didn't play especially well, and struggled with injuries in his second year (which led to him being cut in November, and picked back up again 4 months later). Anderson was a solid if unspectacular all-around player at Michigan State, who tried to make his niche in the NBA as an athletic defender/slasher. He has since toured the upper echelons of Europe, playing in Italy, Russia and Croatia, before spending last season in Israel with Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Again battling various injuries, Anderson averaged 13.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 27 minutes of Euroleague play, shooting 34% from three point range. He's athletic, good defensively, can slash, has a decent enough jumpshot (better from mid-range) and can make plays for others; on the downside, he's also prone to over-penetrating, being a bit ball-dominant and a ball-stopper. Nevertheless, even if his style of play doesn't do it for you, there's always production there.

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December 29, 2009

- Alan Anderson

Anderson signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv fantastically early on this summer, and he's still there. In the Euroleague, Anderson is averaging 13.1 points, 3.3 fouls, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 25 minutes per game, and in the Israeli league he's averaging 10.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 18 minutes a game. There have been rumours a-flying about Maccabi potentially getting rid of him, but rumours like that have accompanied many Maccabi players this year, especially Maciej Lampe. And neither has left yet.

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