James Anderson was once viewed as a promising young shooter who would most likely develop in the San Antonio Spurs' system and come back to haunt those that passed on him in the 2010 NBA Draft. That year the Spurs took a chance on Anderson as low risk-high reward guy with their 20th pick, but he never really panned out for them.
Anderson just finished his fourth season in the NBA and he has already played for three separate teams. He started with the Spurs and was waived in December of 2012 only to be signed by the Houston Rockets about two weeks later. The Rockets then waived him in July 2013 (just six months after they signed him) and then he signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers two days after that.
Anderson played in 80 games last year for the Sixers -- he started 62 of those -- and averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28.9 minutes; all career highs. The Sixers had an abysmal season and cut ties with Anderson just over a month ago, waiving him on June 30th.
On Tuesday, Sportando reported that Anderson has reached a one-year deal with Zalgiris of the Lithuania LKL league. He will bring much needed shooting and scoring to a team who lost their leading scorer, Justin Dentmon, just last month.
Needless to say, Anderson was able to cash in a very solid NBA campaign, but his loss will be felt in The Association.