Dallas Mavericks former forward Justin Anderson is joining the Nets for Orlando
The Dallas Mavericks drafted Justin Anderson in the first round back in 2015. They were coming off a first round playoff loss to the Houston Rockets, but still trying to find ways to contend in Dirk Nowitzki’s final seasons. Anderson played three years at the University of Virginia and looked ready for NBA minutes from opening night coming in.
The pick did not work out fantastically. Anderson averaged just 11.8 minutes per over 55 games as a rookie. His playing time increased slightly before he was traded to Philadelphia in Feb. 2017. The Mavs acquired Nerlens Noel in that deal. Fans do not need me to tell them that the trade did not work out as planned.
Anderson has bounced around the NBA since the swap. He played the 2017-2018 season in Philadelphia before moving on to Atlanta the next year. This season, Anderson has played in just three games, but that could be changing fast.
Brooklyn Nets are signing former Dallas Mavericks forward Justin Anderson for NBA Orlando
Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news of Anderson joining the Nets on Sunday. It was after fans found out Wilson Chandler opted out of the restart. The Nets will also be without Kevin Duran and Kyrie Irving. Supporters can read about how Durant being out impacts the Mavericks here.
Anderson will be competing with Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Rodions Kurucs for reserve forward minutes in Orlando. The Nets currently sit seventh in the Eastern Conference. They will attempt to avoid the play-in during the seeding games. Brooklyn will likely face Toronto in the opening round of the playoffs if they accomplish that goal.
Former Maverick Justin Anderson could carve out a role. It will be something to watch after the teams arrive at Disney World.
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