Alan Anderson, who’s played more minutes in a Brooklyn Nets uniform than any player not named Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, or Brook Lopez, is set to sign a deal with the Washington Wizards, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Anderson will make $4 million on a one-year contract, which is a part of the Wizards’ mid-level exception.
Wizards near agreement with Nets free agent swingman Alan Anderson, per source.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 7, 2015
Free agent Alan Anderson has agreed to a one-year, $4M deal with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2015
Anderson is a classic 3-and-D swingman who has never made above the league minimum in any one NBA season.[note]He also spent many years playing overseas, spending time in five different countries in Europe.[/note] The $4 million he’ll make with the Wizards is more than his NBA career earnings combined.
The Nets could have offered Anderson any part of the Early Bird exception, which would have been a salary up to 104.5% of last season’s average salary. But with Anderson looking to play for a contending team and the Nets looking to save salary, a return was always unlikely.
Anderson averaged 7.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 23.6 minutes per game last season.
Note: an earlier version of this article stated that the Nets could not have offered the same $4 million deal as the Wizards under the collective bargaining agreement. That is incorrect and has been updated.