After struggling to reach his outstanding potential as a European Basketball player over the past few yearsmost people say due to his failure to accept his plightAlan Anderson
is finally emerging as a legitimate Euroleague star this season for Maccabi Tel Aviv, as their clear-cut go-to guy. He'll be making a big jump up this list for sure.
Anderson has NBA physical tools, nice size, a good frame, long arms and solid athleticism, to go along with aggressive shot-creating ability and nice scoring instincts. Maccabi gives him a lot of freedom in their offense, and Anderson is responding by showing terrific all-around versatility. He gets to the free throw line, can make plays for others and is a solid defender. On the downside, hes a bit too turnover prone and shows poor shot-selection at times, not being as consistent a perimeter shooter as you might hope. Still, considering his physical tools and the way hes producing at the highest level of European basketball, its a pretty safe bet to say that Anderson deserves another look. He has another year on his contract with Maccabi, but has a free NBA opt-out clause he can take advantage of until the latter part of July.