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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RJ Marquez: FINAL: #Spurs beat #Cavs 110-94. SA gets one of their biggest wins of season to snap 4-game losing steak and wrap up RRT. Murray was big time (13 pts, 9 rbs, 5 asts, 4 stls, 3 blks) SA back home WED vs Pelicans #KSATsports
Will Guillory: The Pels extend their win streak to five games. Holiday finishes with 36 points, nine rebounds and six assists; Davis 27 points and 13 rebounds; Rondo 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. What. A. Win.
February 25, 2018 | 6:18 pm EST Update
Ersan Ilyasova and the Hawks have been discussing a buyout over the past several days, and Atlanta has been eager to allow Ilyasova to join a playoff team and contend down the stretch of the season. Ilyasova has considered several possibilities with playoff teams, including Philadelphia, Golden State, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Toronto.
He has found himself all over the Miami Heat’s rotation this season — starting small forward, starting power forward, backup point guard. Along the way, it’s almost as if Justise Winslow had lost himself. That’s what made Saturday’s 17-point performance in a 115-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at AmericanAirlines Arena so significant.
“It’s been a lot. It’s been hard to find a rhythm, especially being in so many different units, different rotations, different positions,” Winslow said, as the Heat turned their attention to Tuesday’s meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers, the second game on this five-game homestand. “But I’m versatile and sometimes I feel like that can be to a fault, because you’re just kind of plugged into different spots. “But for me it’s just about going out there and doing whatever the team asks me to do, whether it’s being a power forward, being a backup point guard. And so my head was a little scrambled at times this year. But I’m just trying to lock in and focus on any way to help this team get to the playoffs.”