Raptors' Anderson a keeper

Alan Anderson's name continues to appear on lists of Raptors who should not, or will not, be back...

Alan Anderson's name continues to appear on lists of Raptors who should not, or will not, be back next year. However, Mike Ganter writes that jettisoning Anderson makes no sense. (Getty)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:19 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - It’s that time of year again, the fifth in a row for the Raptors, when thoughts turn from playoffs to next year.

Or, more precisely, who will be back next year in a Raptors uniform and who won’t.

Already the stories have started trickling out led, of course, with everyone’s best guess as to whether there is another year left in Andrea Bargnani’s tenure in Toronto.

That’s a debate that will be played out ad nauseam until a decision is made and frankly it’s one of which we’ve long since tired.

But there is a name that has been on many of those already published lists that just doesn’t sit right.

Alan Anderson’s name seems to show up with regularity among the won’t-be-backs and from this corner, that’s makes no sense.

In terms of a value find, Anderson has no equal on the Raptors. Only Quincy Acy, presently in the D-League, makes less than the $885,120 Anderson made this season.


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