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Wizards agree to one-year, $4 million deal with Alan Anderson

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After losing out on David West, the Wizards have bounced back nicely by splitting their mid-level exception in order to sign Alan Anderson, per NBA.com's David Aldridge.

Anderson's coming off his most efficient season in his career which was topped off by an excellent run in the playoffs for the Brooklyn Nets. He had a particularly noteworthy performance in game 5 against the Atlanta Hawks as he continued to hit big shots down the stretch en route to his 23 point, 9-11 shooting night.

Washington absolutely needs depth in the frontcourt, hence their pursuit of David West, but I get the feeling this may work out even better. They were able to fill a major need on the perimeter with Anderson, who, if last year was any indication, will thrive in a more structured offense where he isn't asked to create for himself. His shot selection throughout his career has given him somewhat of a bad rep and he does have a tendency to over dribble looking to create in isolation, but all of that will take a backseat to his above-average shooting and defense in Washington.

And the Wizards pulled this off by preserving some of their mid-level exception. They'll likely continue to scour the market for big men, but with this, they can at least rest easy knowing they've solidified their wing rotation.