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Thursday, September 23, 2021 4:40 pm

Mad Ants acquire Anderson, former NBA player

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The Mad Ants have acquired the rights to Justin Anderson from the Long Island Nets in exchange for the rights to Josh Gray.

Anderson, 27, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward, has played 226 NBA games with Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Brooklyn, averaging 5.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 13.1 minutes. He last played in the NBA in 2019-20 for Brooklyn, averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds over 10.7 minutes per game.

In 38 G League games, he’s averaged 21.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 35 minutes for Raptors 905, Long Island and Texas. He played collegiately at Virginia and was a first-round draft pick of the Mavericks in 2015.

Gray, 28, a guard, played 14 games last season with the Mad Ants, averaging 13 points, 5.9 assists, 4 rebounds and 28.9 minutes per game.

The Mad Ants’ season opens Nov. 6 against Windy City at Memorial Coliseum, where they will play only 15 of their 24 home games this season. Nine “home games” will played in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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