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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.


The Orlando Magic are going to have to make some critical decisions about their roster during the 2012 NBA offseason and one of those decisions will be about restricted free agent Ryan Anderson.

Anderson is coming off a career season for the Magic, as his role increased especially with the issues with Dwight Howard's back. Anderson finished the season averaging 16.1 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game, proving himself as a capable NBA starter in the 2011-2012 season. Anderson is still a young player, having just turned 24 years old, and is a great shooter with an ability to pick up offensive rebounds.

The Magic have made it known the want to keep Ryan Anderson, but that doesn't mean Anderson is going to stay with the team. He is a restricted free agent, which means he can sign with any team in the NBA but the Magic have the right to match whatever offer he receives.

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

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