Alan Anderson opts out, will be free agent

Alan Anderson

Alan Anderson (AP)
Alan Anderson (AP)
Alan Anderson has opted out of the second year of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets and will become an unrestricted free agent, Nets general manager Billy King confirmed today.

“I expected that to happen,” King said Wednesday of Anderson’s opt-out. “He’s making the minimum, veteran’s minimum, so he can explore, see if he can get more. We’d like to have him back, but we’ll see.”

The news was originally reported by Chris Haynes of Comcast SportsNet Northwest. With the rest of the off-season focused on Pierce, Garnett and everything in-between, Anderson’s situation was mysteriously quiet.

The versatile back-up helped fill in for nearly everyone in the Nets’ backcourt and his 3 and D style of play brought some much needed consistency off the bench.

Anderson averaged 7.2 points, 1.2 rebounds and one assist on 40% shooting over 22 minutes per game for Brooklyn. If Anderson does not return to the Nets, the role may fall upon Marcus Thornton.

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Additional reporting by Devin Kharpertian