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Nets lose Alan Anderson to Washington

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Various reports indicate that Alan Anderson, who played well for the Nets the past two years, particularly in the playoffs, has signed a one-year deal with the Wizards for $4 million.

Adrian Wojnarowski broke the story via Twitter...


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.