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Old 12-26-2015, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Nick Anderson made his debut in 1989-90 with the Orlando Magic where there wasn't a single go-to-guy for the first three years until Shaq arrived in 1992. As an expansion team, only Scott Skiles, Nick Anderson, Dennis Scott and Reggie Theus were the main options on the team, while complemented by the likes of Anthony Bowie, Terry Catledge, Jeff Turner, Sidney Green and Dave Corzine during those years.

By the time Shaq and Penny arrived in 92 and 93 respectively, Nick Anderson and Dennis Scott were relegated to role players because they couldn't even get Orlando to the playoffs whereas Shaq and Penny were able to. And the window for Nick Anderson to win an NBA Championship came with the Orlando Magic in '94-'95 when Horace Grant (formerly of the Chicago Bulls) complemented Shaq and Penny better + championship experience.

However, Nick Anderson's free throw problems plus a girl wrongfully accusing him of rape really put a damper on his confidence. His basic prime years were eroding, but he was still okay in '97-'98 and '98-'99.

But in 1999, after Penny Hardaway (now with microfracture knee surgery) was outmatched by Sixers' megastar Allen Iverson, John Gabriel had enough of Penny by declaring that Orlando doesn't need anymore All-Stars by unloading Penny to the Phoenix Suns and Horace Grant to the Seattle SuperSonics.

Nick Anderson would be the last remaining member of the original 1989-90 Magic left on the roster, as he would be dealt to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for young defender Tariq Abdul-Wahad.

Nick Anderson would average 10.8 PPG in his first year in Sacramento as a starter at SG under the guidance of Rick Adelman and led by Jason "White Chocolate" Williams, Chris Webber and Vlade Divac. Unlike his Orlando Magic heyday, Nick Anderson was reduced to being a spot-up 3PT chucker as a King.

But in 2000, Corliss Williamson was traded to the Toronto Raptors in order to make room for the emergence of Peja Stojakovic. In return, Doug Christie was obtained from Toronto, and because Christie was a better defense player, Nick Anderson was relegated to being a backup. With Christie and Stojakovic as Sacramento's main swingmen, and the arrival of Hedo Turkoglu and the unexpected good play of journeyman Jon Barry, there was no room for Nick Anderson in Adelman's updated rotation.

The reason why Anderson was relegated to being a daily healthy scratch averaging 1.8 points was because what many didn't notice was that Anderson wasn't injured but was rather out of shape. He probably didn't come to training camp in better shape in 2000, and so he became a spare part as punishment.

Maybe Nick Anderson's inclusion in the Jason Williams-Mike Bibby trade in 2001 was not to make the numbers work, but to find a team that has more hope for Nick Anderson to play more often. Brent Price barely played for Vancouver in 2000-01 due to injuries, and so he was moved to Sacramento.

At the time of Sacramento's acquiring Nick Anderson from Orlando in 1999 via trade, what were the factors that you can name for me about why Sacramento (Geoff Petrie) acquired him in the first place?
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@e-monk : Geoff Petrie said Sacramento had Corliss Williamson, Peja Stojakovic and Tyrone Corbin all playing Small Forward, so he and Rick Adelman had to slot Nick Anderson at SG where he was an outside shooter and didn't get a chance to play the post as a King.
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