Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, members of the front office and coach Mike D’Antoni met with Anderson in Southern California on Saturday and received a commitment shortly afterward, league sources said.
Anderson, 28, had narrowed his choices to the Rockets and Sacramento Kings. Anderson, a Northern California native, had strong ties to the region and seriously considered a return close to home to play with the Kings.
Anderson has long been coveted in Houston as a 3-point shooter who can spread the floor for All-Star guard James Harden. Anderson averaged 17 points and six rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans this past season.
The Rockets, league sources said, are pushing to get a commitment from another New Orleans free agent: Eric Gordon. Gordon will be meeting with Rockets officials later on Saturday in Southern California.
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