Brooklyn Nets guard Alan Anderson has a $1.33 million player option for next season, but after his strong postseason performance, Anderson will opt out and become a free agent:
Alan Anderson has a player option for next season, but he will exercise his option to become a free agent.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 2, 2015
Anderson had a solid but not spectacular regular season in Brooklyn, averaging 7.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 44.3 percent overall and 34.8 percent from three. But the 32-year-old really stood out in the Nets’ first-round series loss against the Atlanta Hawks.
While Anderson struggled to the tune of 2-of-10 shooting in Game 6, he still managed to average 11.0 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting a scorching hot 61.0 percent overall and 62.5 percent from three. So before that rough final game, he was up over 70 percent from the field.
Anderson is nothing more than a veteran journeyman, but he’s a nice player to have on your bench for a little extra scoring punch. The guard would like to stay with the Nets, but he’s looking forward to free agency:
Alan Anderson: "I’m free, so … I mean, I would love to stay in Brooklyn, but I am a free agent. So I will be free." #Nets
— Rod Boone (@rodboone) May 2, 2015
Anderson should certainly be able to snare a contract larger than the $1.33 million he was due to earn next season, so this is a good move for him.