Joel Anthony C MIA 7 Hrs
It appears that the Miami Heat are looking for an additional guard to backup Dwayne Wade on his off days.
Wade's balky knees have already caused him to miss five-games so far this season, and Miami is looking for a serviceable backup to start when Wade is absent. Joel Anthony's name has popped up a lot on the trading block this season, however it's unclear who they will be able to get in return. Regardless of who they get, the Heat's rotation is locked up, and the new addition would likely not have any fantasy appeal.
Joel Anthony C MIA 3 Months
Joel Anthony wasn't upset by his limited minutes in the playoffs last season, and he hopes to retire with the Heat.
"It's not an issue of whether you're going to play or get minutes, the most important thing is that we went out to win a championship," Anthony said. His role will likely dwindle further now that Greg Oden has signed with Miami, and there has been some speculation that the Heat will try to trade him (and his remaining $7.6 million over two years).
Joel Anthony C MIA 4 Months
Greg Oden's contract could mean Joel Anthony will be placed on the trade block.
Anthony was Miami's defacto center the past couple seasons, which isn't really meaningful considering the Heat don't really use their center a ton. Anthony was also a consideration for the Heat's amnesty provision before the team used it on Mike Miller. Anthony has a little less than $8 million due to him over the next two seasons, which would likely limit his trade value.
Joel Anthony C MIA 5 Months
The Heat could be tempted to use their amnesty provision on Joel Anthony or Mike Miller.
Miami has a payroll of $87.3 million in guaranteed contracts and will have the second-highest tax payment should they keep their roster the same. However, if the team does amnesty Mike Miller, they will save about $17 million while an amnesty on Joel Anthony will save the team around $10 million.
Joel Anthony C MIA 11 Months
Joel Anthony (ankle) played 13 minutes against the Warriors and had no points, five boards, one steal and two blocks on Wednesday.
He's playing just 10 minutes per game this year and the Heat have been comfortable using Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem at the center spot. Anthony has no fantasy value.
Joel Anthony C MIA Oct 26 '12
Joel Anthony (hamstring) will sit out once again on Friday.
Anthony has dealt with the hamstring injury since the end of September, and his availability for opening night is unknown at the moment. Regardless of his health, the big man won't play a significant role for Miami this year.