The Nets have re-signed veteran guard Alan Anderson to a two-year deal, worth $2.6 million, his agency announces.
— Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) July 14, 2014
Tim Bontemps of the New York Post reported that Anderson's second year is a player option.
Alan Anderson's deal is worth a little less than $3 million over two years. The second year is a player option. Good signing for the Nets.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 14, 2014
The Nets made it official on Tuesday afternoon, with Billy King saying of Anderson, the 6'7" swingman, "Alan's versatility was a big part of our success last season. We look forward to Alan's continued leadership on and off the court this season."
The contract appears to be a Non-Bird Exception, a 20 percent increase atop this year's vets minimum. The two-year total is $2.6 million, according to reports.
Anderson will make $1.27 million this season and has a player option for next season at $1.33 million #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) July 14, 2014
Anderson has been reportedly working out at the PNY Center the past several weeks after declining his player option with the Nets. After losing Paul Pierce and trading away Marcus Thornton, the Nets can use Anderson as a 3-and-D player. Anderson was typically the Nets go-to reserve throughout his first season in Brooklyn. The former Raptor averaged nearly 23 minutes per game while scoring seven points per game and shooting 34% from beyond the arc.
Anderson was inserted into the starting lineup of Game 6 of the Nets' playoff series with the Raptors, where he helped propel the Nets to two straight victories, including their thrilling Game 7 win on the road. Anderson's defense will sit well with new coach Lionel Hollins, and his ability to spread the floor can complement the likes of Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson well, who like to operate with a lot of room on the floor.
Even though the Nets have made several transactions this offseason, the return of Anderson gives the Nets 10 returning players from last season, their most since 2003-04, when they returned 11 from the Eastern Conference champs. For the record, that's Anderson, Kevin Garnett, Jorge Gutierrez, Joe Johnson, Andrei Kirilenko, Brook Lopez, Mason Plumlee, Marquis Teague, Mirza Teletovic, and Deron Williams.
With rookies Bojan Bogdanovic and Markel Brown also expected. to sign soon, and Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev having arrived by trade, the Nets already have 14 players under contract, all but Gutierrez guaranteed. The Nets combined salary and luxury tax for this season projects to about $126 million, or roughly $67 million less than last season.
- Anderson, Nets reach two-year deal - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Nets improve depth with re-signing of Alan Anderson - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
Alan Anderson agrees to two-year deal with Brooklyn Nets - Mitch Abramson - New York Daily News
- Nets re-sign Alan Anderson - Brian Erni - SNY Nets
- Alan Anderson returns to Brooklyn on 2 year deal - Benny Nadeau - The Brooklyn Game
- The Nets Roster and Salary Cap Scorecard - Benny Nadeau - The Brooklyn Game
- NBA notes: Nets' bench gets boost with Anderson's return - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Alan Anderson re-signs with Nets - James Herbert - CBS Sports
- Brooklyn Nets re-sign Alan Anderson - Alan Hampl - Sports Illustrated
- Alan Anderson re-signs with Nets, raises Brooklyn’s NBA-high payroll - Dan Feldman - NBC Sports