NBA Free Agency 2012: Ryan Anderson Is A Restricted Free Agent

The Orlando Magic will have to make a decision about forward Ryan Anderson in the offseason, who is set to become a restricted free agent.

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Orlando Magic Free Agency 2012: Ryan Anderson Visits Sacramento Kings

The Orlando Magic have their hands full this offseason. Magic restricted free agent Ryan Anderson visited the Sacramento Kings on Monday, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

Anderson had lunch with the Kings' brass and visited their practice facility. He played college ball at Cal and attended Oak Ridge High School.

The Magic have said that they intend to keep Anderson, but would like to resolve the Dwight Howard saga first. Orlando is in the process of trying to trade Howard. Earlier reports had Anderson on the radar in Philadelphia. He could attract several suitors.

Anderson, 24, led the league in three-pointers this season. He also earned the Most Improved Player award, playing in 61 of 66 games. He reached career highs with 16.1 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game this season with the Magic.

For more on the Orlando Magic's 2012 offseason, visit SB Nation's Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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NBA Free Agency: Magic's Jameer Nelson Opts Out Of Contract

The Orlando Magic's eventful offseason continued on Friday afternoon when reports surfaced that point guard Jameer Nelson would opt out of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent. Nelson was set to make just under $7.9 million in 2012-2013, the final year of his deal. But according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld, he will exercise his player option:

Nelson will join Ryan Anderson and Earl Clark as fellow Magic players testing the free agent waters. It's likely that the Magic will try to re-sign Nelson to a two to three year deal. Chris Duhon is the only other point guard currently under contract.

For more on the Orlando Magic's 2012 offseason and free agency, visit SB Nation's Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Earl Clark Opts Out Of Deal

Earl Clark will head to unrestricted free agency after opting out of the final year of his contract with the Orlando Magic. The former lottery pick has struggled in his three years in the NBA, but at just 24-years-old, he'll be hoping that there's an NBA team out there that still believes in his potential.

Clark has averaged 3.1 points and 2.1 rebounds over 10.2 minutes per game during his NBA career so far. He averaged more minutes and played more total minutes in the 2011-12 season than any previous season in his career, but his rebounding numbers did not pick up considerably, while his shooting percentage and points per game dipped considerably from the 2010-11 season. He could struggle to find suitors in the free agent market, but still has time to turn his career around.

For more on the Magic, head over to Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Could Ryan Anderson End Up In Philadelphia?

Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson is a restricted free agent this offseason. Where he will be playing basketball during the 2012-2013 NBA season remains to be seen, but one potential landing spot could be the Philadelphia 76ers.

According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Anderson is a potential target for the Sixers. Before that happens, Philadelphia will have to make some other decisions, most notably with regard to Elton Brand and Lou Williams, who opted out of the final year of his contract with the 76ers.

If Philadelphia decides to amnesty the final year of Brand's contract and cannot re-sign Williams or Spencer Hawes, that would free up the money to pursue Anderson.

Anderson won the NBA's Most Improved Player award this season. He has said that he likes playing and living in Orlando, and the team has stated its preference for hanging onto him. The lure of the free agent market may be too much to resist.

For more on the Orlando Magic's 2012 offseason, visit SB Nation's Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Ryan Anderson Keeps Options Open

The Orlando Magic are heading into an offseason that should bring some pretty serious changes. That includes on the roster, where their most important player behind Dwight Howard will become a free agent. Ryan Anderson just won the NBA's Most Improved Player award, and it seems like he is going to test the market this Summer, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

"I love it here in Orlando," he said. "This is a place where I've had an incredible opportunity. I love living here. I think that this is a place that fits my style of play. You know, it's hard. It's hard because at the end of the day, it is a business. You know, I want to get the most out of my career that I can."

As for Magic GM Otis Smith; we don't know if he will still have his job after this Summer, but in the mean time he wants to bring Ryan Anderson back into the fold.

"We like him. We traded for him. We cleared a lot of space for him to get all those minutes that he was talking about earlier. So with that said, we want to keep him here in a Magic uniform. So we're going to do everything we can, and should, do to keep him in a Magic uniform."

For more on the Orlando Magic's 2012 offseason, visit SB Nation's Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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NBA Free Agency 2012: Ryan Anderson Is Magic's Big Free Agent

The Orlando Magic will have to make a decision about forward Ryan Anderson in the offseason, who is set to become a restricted free agent.

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