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Alan Anderson
Position: F-G
Born: 10/16/82
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $4,000,000
Alan Anderson’s season debut date remains uncertain as the Washington Wizards reach the midpoint of their season Wednesday night when they host the Miami Heat for Game No. 41. Signed to a one-year contract worth $4 million over the summer, the veteran swingman said Wednesday that he has made significant strides in his recovery from surgery on his left ankle in October, but doesn’t anticipate making his season debut for another “few weeks.” “Each week I keep progressing without discomfort or swelling or anything in my ankle,” the 6-foot-6 Anderson said. “So each week I keep getting stronger so hopefully I can get closer to playing.”
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Anderson, 33, said he has been cleared for one-on-one activities, ball-handling, shooting, and jogging on the court, though he hasn’t been approved for any contact drills. He’s traveled on road trips in recent months regardless and provides constant energy and insight from the end of the bench, but he thought he’d be on the floor by now. “I didn’t expect none of this,” Anderson said. “Never been hurt in my career this long, but everything happens for a reason.”
The White House reached out to the Wizards on Saturday to inquire if any players would be available to attend Tuesday’s event. The team had a practice scheduled at the same time as the address so only Beal and Anderson, both nursing injuries, were available. They sat in the front row in the East Room, just left of Obama and in full view of the television camera feeding the national broadcast as the president delivered an emotional speech outlining new firearms restrictions.
President Barack Obama announced his plan to take executive action on gun control in an emotional speech on Tuesday at the White House. And sitting just next to his podium were two active NBA players — Bradley Beal and Alan Anderson of the Washington Wizards. Considering many prominent athletes separate themselves from politics out of fear of alienating sponsors or fans on either side of the spectrum, the presence of Beal and Anderson is significant. The cameras cut to the two frequently throughout Obama’s speech.