Alan Jeffery Anderson (born October 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball who last played for the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League.

Alan Anderson
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Anderson playing with Maccabi Tel Aviv
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1982-10-16) October 16, 1982 (age 37)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeMichigan State (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2006Charlotte Bobcats
2006–2007Tulsa 66ers
2007Charlotte Bobcats
2007–2008Virtus Bologna
2008Triumph Lyubertsy
2008–2009Cibona
2009–2010Maccabi Tel Aviv
2010New Mexico Thunderbirds
2010–2011FC Barcelona
2011–2012Shandong Lions
2012Canton Charge
20122013Toronto Raptors
20132015Brooklyn Nets
2015–2016Washington Wizards
2016–2017Los Angeles Clippers
2018Lakeland Magic
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

College careerEdit

Anderson attended Michigan State University (MSU), where he played college basketball with the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team.

During his college career he was one of MSU's best ball handlers. He was the team's primary point guard during his junior season. Anderson, as a college senior, averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, earning All-Big Ten Conference Team honors. He also helped lead the Spartans to the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament's Final Four. He was voted the team's MVP by the team's players and the media as a senior.[1] He earned his bachelor's degree in family community services from Michigan State in August 2005.[2]

Professional careerEdit

NBA and NBA D-LeagueEdit

Anderson signed with the Charlotte Bobcats in August 2005. He was waived by the Bobcats on November 28, 2006,[3] but re-signed him on March 17, 2007 for the rest of the 2006–07 season. Prior to re-signing with the Bobcats, he had been playing with the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers, averaging 15.8 points per game.[4]

EuropeEdit

On September 13, 2007, he signed a contract with the Italian League club VidiVici Bologna.[5] After spending one season with Bologna he signed with the Russian League club Triumph Lyubertsy in 2008. He joined the Adriatic League club Cibona Zagreb on December 31, 2008.[6]

On May 24, 2009, he signed with the Israeli League club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[7] He left after one year.

Return to the NBA D-LeagueEdit

Anderson was selected by the New Mexico Thunderbirds with the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Development League Draft. Through 10 games with New Mexico, Anderson averaged 21.3 points per game, including a season high of 34 points against the Idaho Stampede on November 20.

Return to EuropeEdit

On December 21, 2010, Anderson signed with Spanish League club Regal Barcelona, the 2009–10 EuroLeague champion.[8] He was voted MVP of the 2010–11 Spanish King's Cup. Anderson was a key player in the final, chalking up 19 points in the win.[9] He left after one season.

Return to the NBAEdit

On March 26, 2012, Anderson signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors.[10] On April 17, 2012, Anderson signed with the Toronto Raptors for the remainder of the 2011–12 season. While playing in Toronto he was able to win the trust of Dwane Casey and started over James Johnson. Out of his 17 games with the Toronto Raptors he started 12, averaging 9.6 points per game in 27.1 minutes. He re-signed with the Raptors on July 30, 2012.[11] During his time with the Raptors, Anderson became a bit of a polarizing figure amongst fans. Some praised his defensive efforts, while others referred to him as a ball-hog, the latter was especially evident after his overtime performance against the Miami Heat on January 24, 2013. Upon making two baskets in overtime, Anderson proceeded to shoot on every offensive possession afterwards, missing his next six shots (5 of those attempts and misses were 3-point attempts). Despite the poor showing, he finished the season with the Raptors before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

On July 30, 2013, Anderson signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[12] On July 15, 2014, he re-signed with the Nets.[13]

On July 12, 2015, Anderson signed with the Washington Wizards.[14] On October 13, 2015, he had successful surgery on his left ankle and was ruled out for the first half of the 2015–16 season.[15] Anderson made his debut for the Wizards on February 24, 2016, scoring nine points in 16 minutes against the Chicago Bulls.[16]

On August 3, 2016, Anderson signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[17]

NBA G-League and BIG3Edit

On February 10, 2018, Anderson was acquired off waivers by the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Michigan State 31 23 24.5 .450 .500 .770 4.2 1.6 .6 .1 6.5
2002–03 Michigan State 32 28 27.6 .503 .308 .842 3.7 3.3 .7 .3 9.8
2003–04 Michigan State 30 26 28.7 .467 .354 .805 3.1 3.2 1.0 .2 8.1
2004–05 Michigan State 33 33 26.6 .556 .385 .877 5.6 1.7 1.0 .2 13.2
Career 126 110 26.8 .503 .366 .831 4.2 2.4 .8 .2 9.5

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Charlotte 36 7 15.7 .414 .414 .805 1.9 .9 .3 .1 5.8
2006–07 Charlotte 17 0 15.1 .457 .250 .826 1.9 1.2 .4 .0 5.8
2011–12 Toronto 17 12 27.1 .387 .393 .853 2.0 1.5 .3 .2 9.6
2012–13 Toronto 65 2 23.0 .383 .333 .857 2.3 1.6 .7 .1 10.7
2013–14 Brooklyn 78 26 22.7 .400 .339 .780 2.2 1.0 .6 .1 7.2
2014–15 Brooklyn 74 19 23.6 .443 .348 .812 2.8 1.1 .8 .1 7.4
2015–16 Washington 13 0 14.8 .356 .324 .733 2.1 1.1 .3 .1 5.0
2016–17 L.A. Clippers 30 0 10.3 .375 .318 .750 .8 .4 .1 .0 2.9
Career 330 66 20.6 .405 .344 .816 2.2 1.1 .6 .1 7.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Brooklyn 12 2 21.8 .403 .290 .667 2.7 1.3 .8 .0 5.9
2015 Brooklyn 6 0 23.7 .610 .625 .667 3.5 1.2 .7 .2 11.0
Career 18 2 22.4 .485 .404 .667 2.9 1.2 .8 .1 7.6

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Virtus Bologna 9 4 25.6 .398 .250 .909 3.0 1.1 1.1 .3 11.2 9.6
2008–09 Cibona 8 7 31.4 .383 .394 .841 4.8 2.0 2.0 .5 15.3 14.8
2009–10 Maccabi 20 18 28.4 .434 .339 .800 3.6 2.3 1.6 .2 13.7 13.1
2010–11 Barcelona 10 10 27.2 .448 .455 .844 3.1 1.5 .6 .2 11.4 10.6
Career 47 39 28.2 .420 .365 .832 3.6 1.8 1.4 .3 13.0 12.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alan Anderson Bio
  2. ^ Alan Anderson - Michigan State
  3. ^ "Bobcats add veteran swingman Anderson". ESPN.com. November 28, 2006. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "After being waived, Anderson re-signs with Bobcats". ESPN.com. March 17, 2007. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "Virtus Bologna tabs swingman Anderson – On-Court". Euroleague.net. September 13, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Cibona signs Anderson.He will make his debut against Zadar on january 3". Euroleague.net. December 31, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "Eidson, Wisniewski and Anderson signed by Maccabi". Sportando.net. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  8. ^ "REGAL FCB adds scorer Anderson". Euroleague.net. December 21, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  9. ^ "Spanish Cup report". Fcbarcelona.com. February 13, 2011. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  10. ^ "Canton's Alan Anderson Signs With Toronto Raptors". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 26, 2012. Archived from the original on June 28, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "Raptors Sign Forward Alan Anderson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 30, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  12. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Alan Anderson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  13. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Re-Sign Alan Anderson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 15, 2014. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  14. ^ "WIZARDS SIGN ALAN ANDERSON". MonumentalNetwork.com. July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  15. ^ Alan Anderson has successful surgery on ankle, out indefinitely
  16. ^ "Makeshift Bulls lineup outlasts Wizards 109-104". Archived from the original on February 24, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  17. ^ LA Clippers Sign Alan Anderson
  18. ^ "LAKELAND MAGIC CLAIM ALAN ANDERSON OFF WAIVERS, RELEASE KYLE RANDALL". NBA.com. February 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.

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