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Joel Anthony | Center/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/9/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: UNLV
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A source tells 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. Apr 18 - 9:29 AM

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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 than 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.
Apr 7 - 10:31 AM

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.
Jan 16 - 1:29 PM

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.
Jan 15 - 12:23 PM

Heat writer Brian Windhorst reports that Miami is 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 whom they will be able to get in return. Regardless of whom they get, the Heat's rotation is locked up, and the new addition would likely not have any fantasy appeal.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 10:58:00 AM

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).
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Greg Oden's contract could mean Joel Anthony will be placed on the trade block.

Anthony was Miami's de facto 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.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 12:40:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 09:40:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 01:47:00 AM

Joel Anthony (ankle) is available to face the Warriors on Wednesday.

He sprained his ankle in Monday's game against the Jazz and didn't miss time with the injury. Anthony only plays 9.9 minutes per game and has no value in almost all fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 08:52:00 PM

Joel Anthony has a sprained ankle and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

Anthony doesn't really factor into the fantasy landscape, although if he's absent that should mean more minutes for Chris Bosh.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Joel Anthony (hamstring) returned to action on Saturday, going scoreless in seven minutes off the bench.

This is good news for Miami's depth chart, but it doesn't have fantasy repercussions.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 11:35:00 PM

Joel Anthony has been ruled out of the Heat's season opener with his hamstring injury.

Anthony has had hamstring problems for a month and the team continues to be coy with his return date. Regardless, this news does not impact fantasy owners.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 12:30:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 01:00:00 PM

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel speculates that Joel Anthony could be traded.

The Heat need to find a willing taker for Anthony's contract, but he provides nothing on offense and won't be doing much as the team looks to take advantage of its versatile lineup.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 08:40:00 AM

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2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
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2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4James Young
5Chris Johnson
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Tyler Zeller
3Vitor Faverani
4Joel Anthony