Free agent swing-man Alan Anderson has agreed to sign for the Washington Wizards on a one-year deal, according to two persons with knowledge of the latest situation. But the official signing will be done on Thursday, once the league’s moratorium is lifted. The condition of the contract was fueled by David West‘s agreement with the San Antonio Spurs for less money.
Later, Anderson’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the terms of the deal last Tuesday.
The money Anderson will be receiving is part of Wizards’ mid-level exceptions, worth a total of $5.464 million. They can now use the remaining portion to sign another player.
Currently, Washington has one vacancy in their 15-man roster.
Anderson shot 34.3 % from the 3-point range and averaged 7.3 points, 2.8 rebounds with the Brooklyn Nets for the past two seasons.
The Washington Wizards chased Paul Pierce aggressively but failed to rope in the star. Their second priority in the free agency was to pick versatile pieces. They managed to acquire forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks for a second-round pick in the future to fill the stretch-four void left by Pierce.
Guard Gary Neal also agreed on a one-year deal. And with Anderson they get a 6-foot-6, 230-pound swing-man.