Brooklyn Nets: Alan Anderson Must Regain Self-Confidence

By Mark Wilson

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Alan Anderson must continue to attack the basket to regain confidence back in his shot.

During the the Brooklyn Nets‘ run of great basketball beginning in 2014, Anderson was in the middle of a rebirth of sorts. He was inserted in the starting lineup and was playing the best basketball of his career. His last few games have not been that impressive, however, as it seems he has lost some confidence in his abilities.

Jason Kidd continues to give Anderson major minutes, as he is a key contributor off the bench. With Andray Blatche doing offensive damage in the post and Andrei Kirilenko providing an all-around game, Anderson is needed to provide perimeter offense for a unit that needs to be able to extend or hold leads the starting unit provides. He is a decent three-point threat and has the ability to get to the rim when needed.

He did have a 20 point game against the San Antonio Spurs, but the Spurs also sat half of their starting unit for rest, so Anderson was able to take advantage of players with not as much defensive or offensive skills. This is the month that the Nets will have to make a run for the division lead because they face a group of teams that are not playing their best basketball right now. But in order for them to gain some ground on the Toronto Raptors, they will need the bench production to pick up and that begins with Anderson.

The talent level to compete is there; his team believes he can do it, it’s just a question if Anderson believes he can do it.

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