After the Nets traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers on Draft Day, they're left without much in the way of power forwards. Only Chris McCullough is listed as a 4 on the current roster. Now, Mike Scotto reports they may have interest in former Net, Ryan Anderson.
Sources: Brooklyn Nets have interest in Ryan Anderson. With the Thaddeus Young trade, there's a gaping whole at power forward he could fill.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 30, 2016
Anderson played for the Nets during his rookie season in 2008-2009, but then traded him to Orlando next summer as part of the Vince Carter deal. He was taken with the 21st overall pick -- the same year they picked Brook Lopez -- with the 10th overall pick.
The two are both from California and remain good friends. During his eight-year career, Anderson has averaged 13 points and 5.6 rebounds on 37.7 percent from deep. He can stretch the floor and open the paint for Lopez, but while Anderson rebounded well early in his career, he averaged only six last season (to go with a 17 point average.) He's played his last four season with New Orleans.
Other than Anderson, we haven't heard many other names of big men besides Al Horford.