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February 27, 2018 12:24 PM
Joel Anthony: Signs deal with Argentinian squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony has signed a deal in Argentina with San Lorenzo Basket.

Anthony spent the 2017-18 preseason with the Bucks prior to being waived. The 35-year-old saw a dramatically diminishing role in the NBA over the past several years, playing fewer than 10 minutes per game since 2012-13. He's made the decision to continue pursuing professional basketball, however.

October 14, 2017 11:40 AM
Joel Anthony: Waived by Bucks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony was waived by the Bucks on Saturday.

Anthony was also waived by the Spurs to begin the 2016-17 campaign before ultimately signing a pair of 10-day contracts with the team mid-season, which led to a deal to finish the year with the club. It remains to be seen if he will get that type of opportunity with the Bucks or if the veteran will be forced to look for new opportunities elsewhere.

September 27, 2017 06:04 PM
Bucks' Joel Anthony: Attends training camp with Bucks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony signed a training camp contract with the Bucks.

After being waived by the Spurs at the start of the 2016-17 campaign, Anthony ended up signing a pair of 10-day contracts with San Antonio in January, eventually inking a deal for the rest of the season. He played in just 19 games, posting averages of 1.3 points and 1.6 rebounds across 6.4 minutes. Looking ahead to 2017-18, Anthony will join Milwaukee for training camp and will battle for the final roster spot with the likes of Kendall Marshall, Gerald Green, Gary Payton, James Young and Brandon Rush. That being said, the 10-year veteran faces long odds at this point.

March 10, 2017 01:16 PM
Spurs' Joel Anthony: Plays five minutes Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony produced no points, two rebounds and one block across five minutes in a 102-92 loss to the Thunder on Thursday.

Anthony has appeared in the Spurs' last two games, but has seen a combined nine minutes. The veteran finds himself behind LaMarcus Aldridge, Dewayne Dedmon, Pau Gasol, David Lee and Davis Bertans on the Spurs' frontcourt depth chart, so he won't have much opportunity to see his playing time increase over the final month of the regular season.

February 12, 2017 11:50 AM
Spurs' Joel Anthony: Signs with San Antonio for remainder of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony signed a contract Sunday with the Spurs for the remainder of the season, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Anthony's second 10-day contract was set to expire Sunday, but the Spurs weren't willing to bid adieu to him yet. Though he's averaged only 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds across 6.3 minutes per game in his eight appearances with the team, Anthony impressed the organization with his professionalism and knowledge of the system, so he'll remain with the team in a depth role at center for the rest of the season. He's unlikely to see the court outside of garbage time, however.

February 2, 2017 01:00 PM
Spurs' Joel Anthony: Signs second 10-day contract with Spurs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony signed a second 10-day contract with the Spurs on Thursday, Jabari Young of San Antonio Express-News reports.

Anthony played a very small role with the Spurs during his first 10-day contract, playing in three games, while averaging 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds across 5.3 minutes. However, the Spurs are still dealing with some injuries in the frontcourt, with both LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) and Pau Gasol (finger) sitting out, so Anthony should continue to serve as another depth option in the frontcourt to make up for the lack of bodies.

January 23, 2017 12:20 PM
Spurs' Joel Anthony: Officially signs with San Antonio
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony officially signed a 10-day contract with the Spurs on Monday, Mike Monroe of The Rivard Report reports.

Reports surfaced over the weekend that Anthony would join the Spurs, and now he'll formally be added to the 15-man roster. Anthony should provide some depth at center while Pau Gasol (finger) is out indefinitely, but don't expect him to be a regular member of coach Gregg Popovich's rotation.

January 21, 2017 04:35 PM
Spurs' Joel Anthony: Set to sign with Spurs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony will sign a 10-day deal with the Spurs, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

With Pau Gasol (hand) expected to miss considerable time, the Spurs will bring in the veteran to add depth to the frontcourt. Anthony, who has not played in the NBA this season, spent several years with the Heat before stops in Boston and Detroit. The 34-year-old is highly unlikely to see enough minutes to attain fantasy relevance.

October 22, 2016 03:54 PM
Joel Anthony: Waived by San Antonio
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony was waived by the Spurs on Saturday, Michael C. Wright of reports.

The Spurs didn't bring any only players to camp to compete with Anthony for the third-string center role, but they're apparently comfortable enough with either LaMarcus Aldridge or David Lee sliding over from power forward when starting center Pau Gasol and top backup Dewayne Dedmon aren't on the floor. It could be the end of the line for Anthony, who only played 19 games with the Pistons in 2015-16 and at age 34, will only see his meager skills depreciate from here.

September 19, 2016 03:26 PM
Spurs' Joel Anthony: To sign training camp deal with Spurs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony is expected to sign a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Spurs, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Anthony, 34, spent the last two seasons with the Pistons as a deep reserve, appearing in only 68 games. The veteran center is capable of providing some value on the defensive end, but he'll have a tough time making the roster out of camp on a non-guaranteed deal. If he does stick with the team once the season starts, Anthony is unlikely to see the court much behind Pau Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee.

July 11, 2016 02:38 PM
Joel Anthony: Gets waived Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony was waived Sunday by the Pistons, Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press reports.

In order to clear room for the newly-signed Boban Marjanovic, who officially became a member of the Pistons on Sunday after the Spurs declined to match his three-year, $21 million offer sheet, Detroit dropped Anthony and Cameron Bairstow from the roster and renounced their rights to free agent Steve Blake. Even if he had remained on the roster, Anthony likely would have been no better than fourth on the depth chart at center behind Andre Drummond, Aron Baynes and Marjanovic. Now 33 and coming off a season in which he logged only 19 appearances, Anthony figures to attract sparse interest from other NBA teams.

June 28, 2016 02:14 PM
Pistons' Joel Anthony: Not expected to have team option exercised
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pistons are expected to decline Anthony's $2.5 million team option for the 2016-17 season,'s Keith Langlois reports.

Despite remaining on the Pistons' roster all of last season with the exception of a four-day window where a trade that would have sent him to the 76ers was voided, Anthony only appeared in 19 games last season, averaging 5.1 minutes per appearance. With the Pistons adding Henry Ellenson to the roster with their first-round pick in last week's draft, it's expected that he'll act as the team's emergency center, with starter Andre Drummond and backup Aron Baynes likely absorbing all of the minutes at the position most nights. Ellenson's arrival and the recent acquisition of 25-year-old Cameron Bairstow from the Bulls seemingly leaves little reason for the Pistons to continue carrying Anthony, a 33-year-old journeyman with limited upside, on the roster.

February 24, 2016 12:51 PM
Pistons' Joel Anthony: Will be available against Philadelphia on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony will be available for Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Keith Langlois of reports.

After last week's three-team trade involving the Pistons, 76ers, and Rockets was nullified Monday due to concerns over the medical records of Donatas Motiejunas, Anthony was sent back to the Pistons and has since reunited with his new team. He'll be able to resume his usual role as a lightly-used big man off the Pistons bench.

February 22, 2016 05:55 PM
Pistons' Joel Anthony: Hopes to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony will not be available Monday against Cleveland, Keith Langlois of reports.

Anthony is wrapped up in a messy situation, having been traded twice since Thursday, only to have both deals voided Monday afternoon. Instead of joining the 76ers, Anthony will return to the Pistons, who had initially traded him, along with a first-round pick, to Houston on Thursday in exchange for Marcus Thornton and Donatas Motiejunas. Houston then shipped Anthony to the 76ers for a second-rounder. Anthony is expected back in Detroit on Tuesday, and his availability Wednesday will ultimately be decided by how quickly he can get reacclimated.

February 22, 2016 03:00 PM
Pistons' Joel Anthony: Trade voided, returning to Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The trade that sent Anthony to the Rockets, and subsequently, the 76ers, last Thursday was voided Monday, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The reason behind the voiding of the deal are medical concerns regarding Donatas Motiejunas, who has been sidelined since Dec. 31 with a back injury. While the Pistons had knowledge of the injury, Motiejunas underwent a post-trade physical examination, which turned up some longer-term concerns. As a result, the trade has been voided, meaning Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton will return to the Rockets, while Anthony will land back with the Pistons. In addition, the Pistons will also get back the first-round pick they sent to the Rockets, while the Rockets will return to the 76ers the second-rounder they sent in the Anthony deal.

February 18, 2016 04:20 PM
76ers' Joel Anthony: Traded to Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony was traded to the 76ers on Thursday as part of a three-team trade, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports. The Rockets will acquire the rights to forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum, while the Nuggets will receive a 2017 second-round pick.

It's the second time on the day that Anthony has been moved, after he was sent to the Rockets earlier Thursday in a trade that sent Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton to the Pistons. Anthony isn't expected to make any tangible on-court contributions for the 76ers, as the team likely just agreed to bring him in for salary-cap related reasons. It's possible the Sixers could waive him before the season ends, as he isn't expected to factor into their rotation.

February 18, 2016 01:20 PM
Rockets' Joel Anthony: Heads to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony was traded to the Rockets on Thursday along with a top-eight protected 2016 first-round pick in exchange for Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Anthony had only made appearances in 13 games for the Pistons this season, as he was slotted into an emergency depth role behind Andre Drummond and Aron Baynes. His opportunities with his new team will be virtually the same while now ranking behind Dwight Howard Clint Capela, Josh Smith, and Terrence Jones on the depth chart. Anthony has little hope of ascending to fantasy relevancy over the remainder of the season.

February 12, 2016 04:33 PM
Pistons' Joel Anthony: Playing sparingly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony has not seen the court in 14 of the last 15 games.

The veteran was brought in last season to be an end-of-the-bench reserve forward and that's exactly the role he's filled again this season, appearing in only 13 games and logging an average of just 4.0 minutes in those contests. Barring multiple injuries or some sort of bizarre development, don't expect Anthony to make much of a dent in any fantasy formats in 2015-16.

January 21, 2016 09:10 AM
Pistons' Joel Anthony: Logs third DNP in a row
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Wednesday's 123-114 win over the Rockets.

Anthony hasn't left the bench in the Pistons' last three games and will likely continue to remain on the outskirts of coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation unless one of Andre Drummond, Ersan Ilyasova, or Aron Baynes suffers an injury.

December 23, 2015 03:04 PM
Pistons' Joel Anthony: Goes unused Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anthony (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Tuesday's 93-92 win over the Heat.

Anthony had played 14 minutes in last Friday's four-overtime thriller against the Bulls, but that's only because Aron Baynes missed the game due to a back ailment. With Baynes available Tuesday, Anthony promptly saw his playing time fall by the wayside. Anthony, who has appeared in only seven games this season, figures to remain outside of the rotation as long as both Drummond and Baynes are active on a given night.


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Milwaukee Bucks
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