Report: Sixers to Sign Justin Anderson
We are just a few days away from the start of training camp, and the Sixers continue to make additions to their roster. Paul Hudrick of 97.3 ESPN has reported that the team has agreed to terms on a deal with free agent Justin Anderson.
Anderson is a defensive wing player who has bounced around the NBA since being drafted in 2015. Last season he played in 10 games for the Brooklyn Nets, where he averaged about three points and two rebounds a game.
This will be a homecoming for Anderson and the Sixers as he played 62 games for the team between the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. In that time he averaged 7.1 PPG, 3.0 RPG, and 1.0 APG.
With this signing the Sixers are now up to a total of 17 players on the roster, 14 guaranteed deals and three non-guaranteed. It is looking like the final roster spot will be up for grabs between Anderson and the newly signed Ryan Broekhoff and Derrick Walton Jr.
Out of all the newly signed players, Anderson might have the best chance of landing that final roster spot. His potential as an athletic three-and-D wing player could land him a role on the Sixers.
Anderson's six foot six and 230 lb. frame allow him to defend bigger wing players that guys like Furkan Korkmaz and Isaiah Joe might have trouble with. The make or break for Anderson is if he is going to be able to be reliable shooting from deep. This is an area that he has struggled with throughout his career.
For his career Anderson is a 29.6% shooter from deep, and in his short stint in Brooklyn last season he shot 20.7% on three attempts a game. The jumpshot is a major question mark for Anderson, but if he can improve his percentage it might just land him a spot on the Sixers this season.