James Anderson Signs with Lithuanian Club

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
08/05/14 1:42 pm EST

hi-res-7866910_crop_exactA little over a month after the Sixers waived shooting guard James Anderson, reports have surfaced today that the former Oklahoma State product has signed with Lithuanian basketball club Zalagiris Kaunas.

The move comes after Anderson set career highs in games (80), starts (62) and points per game (10.1) in 2013-14 with the Sixers.

Shooting guard is the biggest question mark position for the Sixers next season. It looks like Hollis Thompson and Jordan McRae are currently leading the running for the starting job, while Tony Wroten has an outside shot. Thompson replaced Anderson in the starting lineup for the majority of games down the stretch last season.

Anderson is the second U.S.-born player to join the Lithuanian club in the last week. The team signed another former Sixers guard, Maalik Wayns, on July 30.

Anderson’s best performance with the Sixers and possibly of his career was a 36-point outburst last season in an overtime win over his former team the Houston Rockets. Anderson was selected with the 20th pick in 2010 to the San Antonio Spurs where he spent nearly three seasons. He was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year that same year.

 


 
 
 

2 Responses to “James Anderson Signs with Lithuanian Club”

  1. Philadunkia
    5. August 2014 at 15:23

    The Rockets and Spurs don’t play in Lithuania, so JA25 will still be terrible in 99% of his games next year.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    — C. Smith

  2. johnny w
    6. August 2014 at 01:53

    I was a little surprised when old James was not re-inked for this season? He was one of our better players on the team last year. A starter even, had to be his age…I surely would not of been mad if they had elected to keep him for one more meaningless season.

    A smile stills comes to my face when Mr Anderson got off against his old team the Houston Rockets. What was that all about? lol Must hold a grudge. jw

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