Anderson looks to duplicate preseason success

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James Anderson. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)

James Anderson’s season goal is simple.

The 76ers swingman wants to duplicate what he did during the preseason.

“To be aggressive, be consistent in what I do as far as shooting the ball,” Anderson said, “and continue to contribute on defense.”

The 24-year-old’s first opportunity to duplicate his preseason performance comes in Wednesday’s season-opener against Miami at the Wells Fargo Center.

Anderson, who was waived by the Houston Rockets this summer,  has been a solid pickup for the Sixers.  The 6-foot-6, 206-pounder averaged 13.9 points while shooting a team-best 48.6 percent  on three-pointers in the preseason.

“I think a lot [of three-point success is] being in the right place,” Anderson said. “Evan [Turner] and [Michael Carter-Williams have a good IQ. And they look for me a lot once they drive. So I try to be in the area so they can see my face and dish the ball out.”

His preferred three-point spot to shoot from is “the break on the wing.”

“They do a good job of finding me on that spot,” Anderson said.

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