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Anthony has been traded to the Pistons ESPN reports.
Anthony has been shipped to the Pistons in exchange for guard Will Bynum. Anthony served as a reserve big man for the Celtics, and should carry that role on as he moves to Detroit. He will play behind centers Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, and will not have much fantasy value unless one of the aforementioned players gets hurt or traded.
Joel Anthony C DET 6 Days
Anthony (groin) has played 30 minutes over the Celtics' past two preseason games.
Anthony dealt with a groin issue to begin the preseason, but was eased back into action last Wednesday by playing eight minutes versus the Knicks. Following that workout, Anthony increased his involvement to 22 minutes in Saturday's second game against New York, putting any injury concerns in the past.
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Anthony is dealing with a groin injury that will force him to miss Friday's scrimmage.
The Celtics will be cautious with Anthony's groin injury considering that there's nothing to play for during the practice scrimmage. Even so, the 32-year-old veteran won't see much time on the court this year with the likes of Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller, Vitor Faverani and Jared Sullinger ahead of him on the depth chart.
Joel Anthony C DET 6 Months
A source tells CSNNW.com that Celtics F/C Joel Anthony will exercise his player option for the 2014/15 season.
It's a no-brainer decision for Anthony as he'll earn a guaranteed $3.8 million next season and then become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015. He averaged 7.1 minutes per game in 21 appearances for the Celtics this season.
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Joel Anthony isn't sure whether he'll exercise his $3.8 million option to stay with the Celtics next season.
That's a much richer deal that Anthony could earn as a free agent, so it would be surprising if he left Boston even though he's not currently part of the rotation. He's a fantasy pariah no matter where he's playing.
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Joel Anthony practiced with the Celtics on Thursday.
It is unclear how much the newly-acquired Anthony will play with the struggling Celtics, but he isn't worth fantasy owners' time in anything but the deepest of leagues. The Celtics are in full rebuilding mode and will likely dedicate minutes to developing younger players rather than giving Anthony full run.
Joel Anthony C DET 9 Months
The Heat traded Joel Anthony and two draft picks to the Celtics on Wednesday, getting back PG Toney Douglas from the Warriors in exchange.
Anthony was a staple of trade chatter for the Heat, which makes sense since he's barely played for them all season. He has a $3.8 million player option for next season and the Celtics may give him some minutes to see what he has left in the tank, but he's not a viable fantasy option.
Joel Anthony C DET 11 Months
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 DET Sep 01 '13
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 DET Aug 03 '13
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.