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Thread: HoopsRumors.com: Free Agent Stock Watch - Alan Anderson

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    Default HoopsRumors.com: Free Agent Stock Watch - Alan Anderson

    For some four-year veterans poised to hit the free agent market this summer, such as Brandon Jennings or Tyreke Evans, it will be their first opporunity to go through the process. That's not the case for four-year players across the board though. For Alan Anderson, who debuted back in 2005 with the Bobcats and is currently finishing up the fourth season of his NBA career, free agency is all too familiar.

    "I've been playing on one-year [contracts] since Charlotte," Anderson told Hoops Rumors on Saturday. "One year, one year, one year. I've been a free agent every year."

    Anderson's playing career has included stops in Italy, Russia, Israel, and Spain, but he received his first chance at consistent, full-season NBA minutes this season in Toronto, after the Raptors signed him to a one-year, minimum-salary deal last summer. The 30-year-old has taken advantage of the opportunity by having his best year yet, averaging 10.7 PPG and a 12.5 PER, both career-highs, in 63 contests with the Raps.

    Coming off his most successful season to date, Anderson will be revisiting that familiar free agent process this July, but he should find he has a little more leverage than usual this time around. His production may not necessarily earn him a multiyear contract, or a salary worth a whole lot more than the minimum, but there should be no shortage of teams looking for scorers off the bench. Anderson has exhibited the ability to score baskets in bunches, as he did last month when he scored 35 against the Knicks, and can shoot the three (.352 career 3PT%), which should ensure he draws interest.

    With the Raptors focusing on finishing the regular season on a winning streak, Anderson told Hoops Rumors than he hasn't started thinking too much about his pending free agency. However, when he does begin weighing his options, Anderson will be looking for a situation where playing time will be available.

    "Whoever has a need for me," Anderson said. "I want to go somewhere and play. I don't want to sit on the bench."

    The Raptors could be facing something of a salary-cap crunch this offseason, with about $73MM in commitments on their books for 2013/14. They have the amnesty clause available, and it's widely expected that they'll try to move Andrea Bargnani to cut costs, but the team could still end up in the tax. Of course, that shouldn't necessarily preclude the Raptors from bringing back Anderson -- the club will have to fill out its roster somehow. It may limit the team's ability to offer Anderson much of a raise, however.

    Assuming the Raptors have the interest and the flexibility to bring Anderson back, returning to Toronto would be the veteran forward's preference, after spending the last season and a half with the franchise.

    "They're the ones that gave me my second chance back in the NBA," Anderson said of the Raptors, who signed him to a 10-day contract in 2011/12 after he'd been out of the league since '06/07. "So yeah, I would definitely want to come back."

    Whether or not Anderson will be wearing a Raptors uniform next season remains to be seen, but Anderson and agent Mark Bartelstein should be looking forward to this summer. After spending years looking for NBA teams to give him a chance, Anderson may very well receive interest from multiple suitors this July.


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    I would want him back if we were San Antonio. We are Raptors, so no, because coach will not be able to use him properly and he will be the same chucker as we are used to see him.
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    Yeah absolutely, as long as he's playing behind Ross. I don't see why you wouldn't want a guy whom has such a wide skill set and is so inexpensive. He's basically a much, much cheaper version of Kleiza....solid defender, has decent shooting range, can penetrate, can guard multiple positions, good locker guy, hungry to prove himself and isn't going to whine if he doesn't get regular rotation minutes.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Yeah absolutely, as long as he's playing behind Ross. I don't see why you wouldn't want a guy whom has such a wide skill set and is so inexpensive. He's basically a much, much cheaper version of Kleiza....solid defender, has decent shooting range, can penetrate, can guard multiple positions, good locker guy, hungry to prove himself and isn't going to whine if he doesn't get regular rotation minutes.
    holy shit. we were typing the exact same thing at the exact same time. Creepy!!!

    I think of him more like a Barbosa type player, but a bit slower and more consistent.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Do you want AA back on the Raptors roster next season?
    3 yrs @ 5mil.

    I think he earned it and deserves it. Scorer of the bench, points if you need them in a hurry, solid defender and can penetrate or shoot the three. the type of player who will not complain if given 3mins or 30mins. a long-term contract could possibly make his shooting better. why? coz he wont force shots. he wont always be worried that he'd made mistakes, not get any minutes, and not get a contract the following year. i think he's travelled too often and too long not to appreciate a long term contract. He seems like a good influence in the locker room and seems to be bringing players closer together, much like what Jose did before.

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    Wow, and we both posted at about the same time...

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    Hahaha, stop now

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    I am assuming Casey is back. If Casey is back, no to AA.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I am assuming Casey is back. If Casey is back, no to AA.
    Agreed. I voted 'no' because I don't trust Casey.
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    I voted no because AA says he wants minutes and wont sit on the bench. The Raps need veterans who can produce, but are willing to cede the minutes and be good practice bodies and role models. I wasn't in the hate AA camp that sprouted up this season, but I can see him becoming a head-ache if he gets stuck behind T Ross.

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    I said yes. He is a decent three point shooter and should be cheap. He need to be reigned in a bit, but we are in pretty derperate need of a guy who can hit corner threes. He could be that guy for us.
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    I voted no, I like AA the person his story and I respect what he does. He just doesnt fit the system, hes a player that thinks hes a lot better than he is which is awful for a team that is developing an identity. If we kept him Id want him to play in case of injury and ride the pine otherwise or insert him into a spot up shooter role comes in and takes 3s and thats it, hes streaky but he can hit them.

    The bench should be going into next season

    ? unknown vet or rookie guard
    Ross
    Fields
    Acy
    Johnson...

    that should be able to hold down the fort and not wet the bed losing leads like the bench did the 2nd half of this season...

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    I guess the real problem with Anderson isn't so much Anderson as it is Casey. If Casey is still here, then Anderson will average 23+ minutes per game, and anything above 15 is idiotic.

    Therefore the answer is no, no we should not re-sign Alan Anderson.
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    AA should not be getting a lot of minutes. If AA was not resigned, and as long as Casey is coaching the team, then there will always be an "AA" on the roster.. if not him then some other veteran that shouldn't be getting as many minutes as they do, but does. That's Casey's MO. If he has an aging veteran on the team he will give him minutes.

    If AA is not the right veteran free agent then who is (assuming it would have to be a minimum contract, and would want to come here)?

    AA is respected in the locker room.. so might as well.

    If we can get a guy for $1M a year and knows his role but can still shoot 3's then giddyup, but beggars can't be choosers either.

    So I would say 'yes', but only if there is absolutely no one else available.

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    Gotta go with the no to AA because Casey doesn't seem to use him correctly. Like him and happy he got his second chance.

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    I voted yes. Wouldn't mind seeing his role slightly reduced, but theres no denying he kept us in more than a couple games (perhaps he also shot us out of a few games as well though ...)
    But to be honest, I'm not sure there is anyone on this team that brings more people together. Alan Anderson is our "Glue Guy". You watch him interact with guys and you just see it .. everyone on the club respects him; he's got everyones ear if hes wants it.
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    I voted no. With Gay, DeRozan, Ross and Fields on the roster, I see no reason why a selfish journeyman should get any minutes. He's old, but I don't think that automatically qualifies him as a "veteran".

    Barring any trades, I would much prefer AA's minutes go to Ross & Fields.

    I would like to see some vets added to the roster, but preferably true NBA vets who have been battle-hardened with NBA playoff experience & success. AA is NOT an NBA veteran, despite the fact that DC seemed to rely on him as such.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    I voted no. With Gay, DeRozan, Ross and Fields on the roster, I see no reason why a selfish journeyman should get any minutes. He's old, but I don't think that automatically qualifies him as a "veteran".

    Barring any trades, I would much prefer AA's minutes go to Ross & Fields.

    I would like to see some vets added to the roster, but preferably true NBA vets who have been battle-hardened with NBA playoff experience & success. AA is NOT an NBA veteran, despite the fact that DC seemed to rely on him as such.
    Why so much love for Fields? By all accounts they provide the same skill set on the court and frankly the only thing Fields was good for this past season was his defense which Anderson wass on par with. Anderson also was able to handle the rock which Fields doesn't do, shoot 3's which Fields didn't do was a leader on the floor and in the locker room. Imo, the perception of him being selfish is is misleading because he was required to take shots pre Rudy Gay, because there was nobody on the team willing to take the big shots or make things happen. He took far fewer shots once Gay was on board.

    He out contributed Fields in a lot of ways this past season and even in previous seasons if you do a comparison of AA's numbers compared to Fields' the previous year. And to boot, he did it making $5,395,611 less.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Why so much love for Fields? By all accounts they provide the same skill set on the court and frankly the only thing Fields was good for this past season was his defense which Anderson wass on par with. Anderson also was able to handle the rock which Fields doesn't do, shoot 3's which Fields didn't do was a leader on the floor and in the locker room. Imo, the perception of him being selfish is is misleading because he was required to take shots pre Rudy Gay, because there was nobody on the team willing to take the big shots or make things happen. He took far fewer shots once Gay was on board.

    He out contributed Fields in a lot of ways this past season and even in previous seasons if you do a comparison of AA's numbers compared to Fields' the previous year. And to boot, he did it making $5,395,611 less.
    The main reason is that Fields looks to be part of this team for the long-term and is still young, whereas Anderson is not in the team's long-term plans. Since the Raptors aren't in 'win now' mode, I would much rather give minutes to the younger players who are/might be a core part of this team moving forward.

    Defensively, I think Fields is better than Anderson. I felt that Anderson was a little overrated on defense and that Fields was underrated this year. Fields had some great games shutting down some of the best wings in the game and I felt he did so more consistently/effectively than Anderson (granted Anderson is definitely an above average defender).

    Part of my problem with Anderson (whether or not DC deserves blame for this is debateable) is that even when he was on the court with 4 starters, he still often played like he was 'the man'. It was very frustrating in many games to watch him shoot the Raptors out of the game in the 4th, instead of deferring to Gay/DeRozan/Lowry/Johnson. I like Fields' fit with the starters much better, because he doesn't try to do too much or force his game. He is happy deferring to them and doing all the little things, like playing off the ball, facilitating ball movement (AA is often a black hole), sneaking in for rebounds, etc...

    The only weakness in Fields' game this season was his shooting, which was obviously effected by his wrist injury. Even down the stretch his shot seemed to be improving and I think he will be able to overcome this deficiency next season.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    The main reason is that Fields looks to be part of this team for the long-term and is still young, whereas Anderson is not in the team's long-term plans. Since the Raptors aren't in 'win now' mode, I would much rather give minutes to the younger players who are/might be a core part of this team moving forward.

    Defensively, I think Fields is better than Anderson. I felt that Anderson was a little overrated on defense and that Fields was underrated this year. Fields had some great games shutting down some of the best wings in the game and I felt he did so more consistently/effectively than Anderson (granted Anderson is definitely an above average defender).

    Part of my problem with Anderson (whether or not DC deserves blame for this is debateable) is that even when he was on the court with 4 starters, he still often played like he was 'the man'. It was very frustrating in many games to watch him shoot the Raptors out of the game in the 4th, instead of deferring to Gay/DeRozan/Lowry/Johnson. I like Fields' fit with the starters much better, because he doesn't try to do too much or force his game. He is happy deferring to them and doing all the little things, like playing off the ball, facilitating ball movement (AA is often a black hole), sneaking in for rebounds, etc...

    The only weakness in Fields' game this season was his shooting, which was obviously effected by his wrist injury. Even down the stretch his shot seemed to be improving and I think he will be able to overcome this deficiency next season.
    I have to disagree with some of what your are saying. I felt that they are both average to good defenders, but that AA was defending against the opposing teams best wing on a night in/out basis. Fields had a really good game against Melo in the first game against the Knicks and seemed to have built a rep based on that one game against a familiar player whose tendencies are things he is aware of. But again, I felt Anderson defended against the better players through the large sample of the season.

    I also felt AA's rep as a selfish player was undeserved or over blown. For much of the season Gay wasn't on the team so if you're in with Lowry, DeRozan, Amir and JV....well there really isn't a go to guy in that line up is there? DeMar was only effective in the post against smaller guards and wasn't/isn't able to take anyone off the dribble. Only Lowry and AA were able to go one on one in an iso from top of the key and Lowry was passive after his injury early in the season. Maybe Casey does get some of the blame for such a iso based offense, or maybe it's just the personnel out there, but don't see why AA should be labeled a black hole for being the best option on offense at that time.

    I felt like Fields showd a lot of holes in his game. Maybe they were all related to the wrist issue, but I don't see how your wrist could be so bad that you keep blowing lay ups, or that you can't dribble more than twice before picking up your dribble and passing it. If his wrist was that bad then he wouldn't be playing.

    You make a good point about the team moving forward, but frankly for the salary difference I'd go with what Anderson gives you at a fraction of the cost. He's not that old that he can't be a role player for 4 -5 years lonnger

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