Ariza3 wrote:Alan Anderson - could be a good backup SF. he's not the answer but Kobe & young aren't gonna do much on LBJ KD and MeloLast Team: Toronto Raptors
2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 10.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.1 blocks, 12.6 PER
Ever since joining the Toronto Raptors after a long stint playing abroad, Alan Anderson has bounced in and out of the starting lineup—depending on teammates' injuries—and remained a consistently productive offensive player. If he could show just a bit more restraint shooting the ball, he'd be a solid starting wing player.
When he's slashing to the basket, he's terrific. Elsewhere, he struggles with his handles and passing skills.
But playing him to his strengths gives a team a solid scoring option off the bench and a fantastic perimeter defender. According to 82games, Anderson allowed opposing small forwards to post a 10.6 PER during the 2012-13 season, down 0.1 from his first go-around north of the border.
It's hard to find such a capable defender this late in the proceedings for this cheap.
I'm down with Alan Anderson. He's not very good, but he's worth something and since we have no real SFs and no real options, I'd definitely take him if he wanted to be here for the minimum.