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Alan Anderson (basketball)

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League  NBA
Name  Alan Anderson
Salary  4 million USD (2015)
Listed weight  220 lb (100 kg)
Weight  100 kg

Listed height  6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Height  1.98 m
Nationality  American
Role  Basketball player
Alan Anderson (basketball)
Position  Shooting guard / Small forward
Born  October 16, 1982 (age 33) Minneapolis, Minnesota (1982-10-16)
High school  Edison (Minneapolis, Minnesota) DeLaSalle (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Current team  Washington Wizards (Shooting guard, Small forward)
Similar People  Jarrett Jack, Mirza Teletovic, Gary Neal, Joe Johnson, Jared Dudley

Education  Michigan State University

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Alan Jeffery Anderson (born October 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


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College career

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

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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. He earned his bachelor's degree in family community services from Michigan State in August 2005.

NBA and NBA D-League

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Anderson signed with the Charlotte Bobcats in August 2005. He was waived by the Bobcats on November 28, 2006, 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.


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On September 13, 2007, he signed a contract with the Italian League club VidiVici Bologna. 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.

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

Return to the NBA D-League

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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 Europe

On December 21, 2010, Anderson signed with Spanish League club Regal Barcelona, the 2009–10 EuroLeague champion. 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. He left after one season.

Return to the NBA

On March 26, 2012, Anderson signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors. 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. During his time with the Raptors he became known as a rugged defensive player. He re-signed with the Raptors on July 30, 2012.

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

On July 12, 2015, Anderson signed with the Washington Wizards. 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. Anderson made his debut for the Wizards on February 24, 2016, scoring nine points in 16 minutes against the Chicago Bulls.

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

Career statistics

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.


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