Joel Anthony

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Joel Anthony
Anthony playing with the Heat
No. 50 – Detroit Pistons
Personal information
Born (1982-08-09) August 9, 1982 (age 37)
Montreal, Quebec
High schoolSelwyn House School
(Westmount, Quebec)
Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec)
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
CollegePensacola JC (2002–2004)
UNLV (2004–2007)
Pro career2007–present
Career history
Miami Heat (2007–2014)
Boston Celtics (2014)

Joel Vincent Anthony (born August 9, 1982) is a Canadian professional basketball player. He is a former center of the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also plays for the Canadian national basketball team.

College[change | change source]

Anthony attended Pensacola State College in Pensacola, Florida and transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas after two years. He played college basketball with the Runnin' Rebels from 2004 until 2007.

NBA career[change | change source]

He went undrafted. He signed a one-year contract with the Miami Heat on July 3, 2007.[1] Anthony re-signed with the Heat on July 20, 2009.[2] On July 16, 2010, Anthony signed a five-year, $18 million contract to stay with Miami.[3] Anthony won his first NBA championship with the Heat after the defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to 1 in the 2012 NBA Finals.[4] He won his second championship with the Heat the next when they defeated the San Antonio Spurs 4 games to 3 in the 2013 NBA Finals.[5]

On January 15, 2014, a three-team trade happened involving the Heat, Boston Celtics, and Golden State Warriors. The Heat traded Anthony and a future draft pick, and a 2016 second-round draft pick to the Celtics. The Heat received Toney Douglas from the Warriors and the Warriors received Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Celtics.[6] Anthony played a total of 21 regular season games with the Celtics.

On October 17, 2014, the Celtics traded Anthony to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Will Bynum.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Heat retains right to match offers for Joel Anthony". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2016-2-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Center Magloire returns to Heat". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-2-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Miller signs 5-year deal with Heat". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-2-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "LeBron James, Heat dominate Thunder to win NBA championship". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-2-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "LeBron James, Heat beat Spurs for second straight NBA title". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-2-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "Celtics Acquire Anthony, Draft Picks". Boston Celtics. Retrieved 2016-2-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "Detroit Pistons Acquire Center Joel Anthony". Detroit Pistons. Retrieved 2016-2-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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