Nets finalizing deal with Alan Anderson

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Alan Anderson, the 6'6" shooting guard who the Nets looked at earlier in free agency, is about to sign a two-year deal with Brooklyn, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Sam Amick. The contract is apparently a vets minimum deal, with a player option in the second year, according to Anderson's agent.

Anderson later confirmed the deal via Twitter.

He averaged 10.7 ppg in Toronto last season, shooting 33 percent from deep. Andersons' best game last season game against the Knicks. He also has a reputation as a good defender. Anderson, 30, will bring the Nets roster strength to 15 and add another $4 million or so (does it matter?) to the Nets luxury tax bill, bringing the total estimate for salary and luxury tax to around $189 million.

Anderson was the Nets original "Plan B" after Bojan Bogdanovic couldn't get out of his contract with Fenerbahce two weeks ago. As one league source has noted, the Nets were still talking to Anderson when Andrei Kirilenko agreed to sign for the mini-MLE, in itself a big surprise.

He's a big fan of Barclays Center. Here's what he told his hometown paper after his first visit ... "First class all the way. ...Even the visiting locker rooms are like home locker rooms. They did a great job with the place, and it's in a perfect location for the city." The Nets worked out Anderson in 2011 when he and Gerald Green went at it in Houston during the All-Star Break. The Nets chose Green.

Asked if the Nets were planning other moves, a league source familiar with their thinking offered a non-committal, "Not right now."

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