As his 35th birthday looms around the corner in October, Anderson is still looking for a team this time around. The eight-year pro believes he has another season left in him and is quietly hoping his hometown Minnesota Timberwolves might be the team to give him a chance. ”It’d mean everything,” Anderson told The Associated Press on Thursday in a phone conversation from Las Vegas, where he is working out. ”My mom is there. My brother is there. Childhood friends are there. When I play, I put my whole heart in. What do they say? Home is there the heart is? Minneapolis is my home. So if I’m playing for my home, it would be that much more special.”
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Anderson is open to the idea of joining any team that is interested, but it’s clear there is a soft spot in his heart for the Wolves. ”Who wouldn’t want to come back to where their roots started at?” Anderson said. ”Be the role model, someone visible who came out of that city and state for kids to see and touch and understand that it’s possible.”
Jon Krawczynski: Spoke to Mpls native Alan Anderson today. He’s working out in Las Vegas, hoping for 1 more season. Would love to play for Wolves.
The Clippers’ revolving cast of reserves will continue this summer with the likely departure of free agents Raymond Felton, Brandon Bass, Mo Speights and Alan Anderson. If the team is committed to having three max contracts (Paul, Griffin and DeAndre Jordan), it has to have success with its mid-level exception and draft picks to have some bench stability. This is where the team needs to improve the most.
“I turned down a lot of offers because they weren’t the best fit for me. The Clippers were actually the strongest team from Day 1, even though they didn’t have what I thought I was worth. They were the most loyal – the most consistent – and I just feel more comfortable with these guys,” Alan Anderson said.
Brad Turner: Can confirm Clippers agreed to 1-year deal with Alan Anderson for vet. min. of $1.5 million, per source.
Dan Woike: Sources – Clippers have agreed to a deal with G/F Alan Anderson
J. Michael: Wizards havent met w/Alan Anderson as of this afternoon but still in the picture, league sources tell @CSNMA #WizardsTalk
J. Michael Falgoust: Alan Anderson is still in the picture. Hes meeting with Wizards this weekend, league sources tell @CSNMA #WizardsTalk
J. Michael Falgoust: This meeting btw Wizards and Anderson will take place in Las Vegas likely this weekend, league sources tell @CSNMA #WizardsTalk
Alan Anderson: A second left ankle surgery in October and a return that kept getting pushed back until after the All-Star break ruined what could’ve been. Anderson will be 34. Can the Wizards afford to take a risk on him again? He’ll be 34 in October. The guess here is no though until this season health has never been an issue with him. He wants back in. Wall wants him back.
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Whiteside is in the second year of a four-year, $98 million deal and he certainly is not untouchable. But will the Heat actively shop their defensive anchor? That question should be easier to answer as we get closer to the Feb. 8 trade deadline and beyond. As long as the Heat stay in the hunt, Pat Riley will not weaken the team. Making the playoffs is important to Riley and the players. But Riley never stops exploring ways to get better and if Adebayo continues to improve and the Heat believe he and Kelly Olynyk can anchor the middle, than, yes, Whiteside becomes a bit more expendable. But a lot has to happen if the Heat decided to deal Whiteside. First, a team must be willing to take on the remainder of his contract and secondly, that team must have a star that Riley would require if his is trading one of his building blocks.
Sean Cunningham: In speaking with George Hill at his function at Encina Prep HS in Sacramento, I asked him if he’s more at peace in knowing his role with the Kings. His response in the video below. pic.twitter.com/NzkxPCq4H4
SiriusXM NBA Radio: “We’re getting to the point where Billy Donovan has to consider bringing Carmelo Anthony off the bench” … “It is becoming a crisis time for Oklahoma City”. – Frank Isola on the Thunder still searching for answers.
“For the talent that we have, obviously this is not where we want to be,” Thunder forward Paul George said. “But we’re going to remain optimistic, though, about the future and what we can do. Once we can find a way to really do it night in and night out, it’s no panic mode, but we have to start playing better. It’s getting to a point where we can’t allow ourselves to be at this point. We can say we’re going to figure it out, we can say all that. But at some point it’s gotta stop.”