Alan Anderson Will Provide Ideal Back Court Depth For Brooklyn Nets

By Paul Seaver
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There may not be any bigger winner this current off-season than the Brooklyn Nets who made headlines by adding both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade with the Boston Celtics. The Nets also added some back court depth and stability in acquiring Jason Terry in that same deal, as well.

While the star power in Brooklyn puts the Nets in contention for a championship in 2014, their depth is something that may hold the ultimate key to any postseason success that they might have. That bodes even more importance simply considering that the additions that they have made hold a veteran presence in a long and grueling NBA regular season.

On Friday however, the Nets announced that they have reached a two-year agreement with free agent shooting guard, Alan Anderson. After two years and not much experience back in both 2005 and 2006, Anderson re-emerged with the Toronto Raptors this past year, appearing in 17 games and averaging 9.6 points per contest. Anderson was efficient in the time he saw north of the border and now he is going to get a legitimate shot in the NBA with this new, two-year deal. He’s not going to be a star by any means in Brooklyn, but he will add some ideal depth to the team’s back court.

Anderson will likely play a back-up role to both Joe Johnson and Terry at the two guard spot, but he’s a solid rotation player for the Nets and newly-appointed head coach Jason Kidd to have at their disposal.


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