With the Brooklyn Nets headed to the offseason, they’ve got free agents with decisions to make. Here’s a primer on the Brooklyn Nets free agents, including their options and expectations.
The skinny: Alan Anderson has a player option for the 2015-2016 season, but he confirmed Saturday morning that he will opt out and become a free agent. The Nets own his Early Bird rights, meaning they can sign him to a deal above the minimum even if they’re above the cap.
A career journeyman who’s played professional basketball in six countries, Anderson established himself as a solid role player over two seasons in Brooklyn: he’s an intuitive perimeter defender, good spot-up shooter, and willing to sacrifice his role for the greater good.
The quote: “I’m free,” Anderson said. “I would love to stay in Brooklyn, but I am a free agent. So I will be free … I know I’ve got a lot more interest. My name is better known that it was when I first got here. I’ve just got a lot more interest.”
The factors: Per Anderson: “I want to play wherever I go, and I want to be on a team where we can have a chance, not just get to the playoffs but compete and move on in the playoffs. That’s where I’m at.”
The market: Anderson should have his fair share of suitors; any playoff team could use a wing player that can hit threes, play defense, and knows his role on a playoff team. The Nets have the money to re-sign him, but with the team’s championship window shut, he may look for a situation with a better chance of going deep in the playoffs.