Alan Anderson: Opening Eyes In Brooklyn

Updated: November 2, 2013


[box]The Brooklyn Nets made quite a few big offseason moves this summer with the additions of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko but one move a bit smaller is paying dividends early.

Alan Anderson was the last Net signed but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t important.

He was sought after by a few teams and probably could have Alan Anderson shooting on the Heatmade more money elsewhere but Brooklyn was the team that showed the most interest and gave him the best chance of winning.

He is a 6-6 220 pound athlete from Michigan State that and can play guard, both forward positions and Jason Kidd also experimented in preseason with him at the point guard.

His play in the first two games has opened eyes and showed his versatility and defensive prowess with his size and speed.  He was able to guard Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem all at different points in the game and had success in doing so.

This is not the 15th man on the roster as some thought so Mirza Teletovic, Reggie Evans and Tornike Shengelia should be worried as their minutes look to be going to Anderson in the near future.

If his strong play continues general manager Billy King may have stolen and free agent and made his chances of winning the executive of the year award that much better.[divider]

Game 1 vs Cavaliers:

Played 24 minutes and had nine points, three rebounds and a steal.

Game 2 vs Heat:

Played 25 minutes and had eight points, four rebounds and one block to go along with great defense.


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