Adrian Wojnarowski broke the story via Twitter...
Free agent Alan Anderson has agreed to a one-year, $4M deal with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2015
Anderson will get part of Washington's mid-level exception, which the Wizards held in hopes of signing David West.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 7, 2015
For Anderson, 33, the deal is a great one since his career NBA earnings are $3.6 million. Two days ago, Woj reported that while Anderson was a priority for Brooklyn, other teams saw him as a great bench addition.
He 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.
The Nets have let it be known that they want to integrate Rondae Hollis-Jefferson into Anderson's role, at least on defense, with some suggesting RHJ could start for Brooklyn. In addition to the money, that too could have factored into Anderson's decision to leave. The move also opens up minutes for Markel Brown.
The Nets will now await Mirza Teletovic's decision. He's a restricted free agent and could return to the Nets for one year and $4.2 million. If he gets an offer above that, the Nets may not match.
- Young glad to be back with Nets, but Brooklyn loses Anderson - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Anderson agrees to one-year, $4M deal with Wizards: report - Mitch Abramson - New York Daily News
- Nets' Markel Brown gets big opportunity with Alan Anderson's departure - Rod Boone - Newsday
- Nets lose Alan Anderson to the Wizards - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Alan Anderson, Washington Wizards agree to one-year deal - AP
- Report: Wizards sign Nets FA Alan Anderson - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
Nets lose key role player during cost-cutting offseason
- John Torenli - Brooklyn Daily Eagle