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Justin Anderson, who joined the Nets on Tuesday for practice, revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19. Anderson was asymptomatic and has been fully cleared to participate in the NBA restart.
Anderson has only played three games for the Nets this season and has only averaged one point across those three games. In previous seasons, Anderson has played a significant role for both Philadelphia and Dallas, but hasn't had much success in the 2019-2020 season. With the amount of players who are absent for the Nets, it is hard to predict what their lineups will look like. Anderson may have a solid role with the Nets, but it will be a position battle worth monitoring as the season resumes.
G/F Justin Anderson is officially signing with the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and plans to join the team in the bubble immediately after signing.
News of Anderson’s signing came last week, but it’s now official. He’ll join Lance Thomas and Jamal Crawford as players suiting up for the Nets for the first time. Anderson should see a decent allotment of minutes for the Nets due to his ability on the defensive end of the floor, and could make for an interesting, cheap DFS play dependent on his playing time.
Agent Mark Barelstein told ESPN that free agent F Justin Anderson will sign with the Brooklyn Nets.
The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed but Anderson will replace Wilson Chandler as a bench contributor for the Nets when the season resumes next month. Anderson appeared in only three games for the Nets this season, notching an average of 5.7 minutes per game. Given the recent surge of NBA players contracting COVID-19, there’s a chance Anderson can see a boost in minutes should any of his teammates contract the virus this season. At 6’6”, Anderson primarily plays small forward but can guard multiple positions if needed. He should not be counted on in DFS unless there’s an injury or illness to Joe Harris, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Rodions Kurucs, or Taurean Prince.
Per SNY sources, multiple teams have expressed interest in G/F Justin Anderson ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season restart in Orlando.
Those teams interested are said to value Anderson’s play on the defensive end of the court. Anderson was recently named to the third-team All-NBA G League after having a great season for the Long Island Nets. Anderson has played five seasons in the NBA for four different teams, and he’ll hope to join a playoff contender soon ahead of the season restart at Walt Disney World.