Alan Anderson: Anderson opted out of the second year of his veteran’s minimum contract to become the team’s fourth and final free agent. (We’re not counting Jason Collins, who is presumably headed towards NBA retirement to do bigger and better things.) Anderson had a solid if occasionally mystifying season, mixing solid shooting with poor shot selection, and ended up playing the sixth-most minutes on the team. His insertion into the starting lineup also helped save the team’s first-round series win.
Anderson had nothing to lose by opting out: he has the chance to test his market, and if nothing comes to fruition, he’ll come back.
Final thought: Anderson is talented enough that some team might give him $2-3 million to pry him away from Brooklyn. If not, he’ll likely be back for the same deal.