The Nets came into the off-season with four free agents, two of whom, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, agreed to sign on the first day of free agency. The Nets tendered a qualifying offer of $4.21 million to Mirza Teletovic, giving the Nets the right to match any offer he gets in the coming week or two. That leaves Alan Anderson, who opted out of a $1.3 million contract at the last minute on June 29.
Now, Adrian Wojnarowski tweets the Nets want him back...
Keeping free agent Alan Anderson remains a priority for the Nets, league sources tell Yahoo. He's a popular bench target for teams.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2015
The Nets control Anderson's Early Bird Rights meaning they can sign him to virtually any reasonable salary without having to include it under the salary cap.
Anderson, 33, had perhaps his best season as a pro last year, averaging 7.4 points and 2.8 rebounds, shooting a career high 44.3 percent overall. He shot particularly well in the playoffs vs. the Hawks, shooting 62.5 percent from three. He was also one of the Nets top three point shooters in the regular season, hitting 34.8 percent.