Golden State Warriors are trying to finalize deal for Kyle Anderson: Reports

Basketball: According to a source, free agency forward Kyle Anderson and Golden State Warriors were in the final stages of negotiating a $27 million, three-year deal on Tuesday night.

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According to a source, free agency forward Kyle Anderson and Golden State Warriors were in the final stages of negotiating a $27 million, three-year deal on Tuesday night. The individual was under strict confidentiality since the deal was still being finalized and hadn't been made official.

Golden State kept bolstering its roster in the summer, which general manager Mike Dunleavy has stated would be crucial to turning the franchise back into a contender after missing the playoffs, one day after guard Klay Thompson was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

The deal was part of a multi-team sign-and-trade that closed on Monday night. According to the source, the Mavericks traded two second-round draft selections to Golden State Warriors, one in 2025 and the other in 2031. 

Anderson, 30, started 10 of Minnesota Timberwolves' 79 games last season, averaging 6.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 22.6 minutes per game. In his eleventh season, he will play for his fourth team, the Warriors. Anderson spent four seasons with San Antonio and four with Memphis before joining the Wolves two years ago, where he was regarded for his versatility, leadership, and poise as a backup.

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San Antonio Spurs picked the 30-year-old 30th overall in the 2014 NBA draft. In 2018, Anderson signed the Memphis Grizzlies, where he will stay until 2022, having played his first four years of professional basketball with San Antonio. He scored 12.4 points per game on average in 2020–21, his highest scoring total in his ten-year career. This was also his first season of scoring more than 10 points per game.

Out of the nine players in Minnesota's normal rotation, the 31-year-old striker was the only one without a contract with the team for the upcoming season. One of Wolves' best-ever free agents, Anderson is regarded as a signing. When Karl-Anthony Towns missed the most of the previous season with a calf injury, he was crucial in keeping the ship afloat. As he got used to playing small forward and dealt with vision issues, Anderson's season was not his best. 

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