Joel Anthony

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Joel Anthony
Joel Anthony Wizards vs Heat 2010 cropped.jpg
Anthony with the Miami Heat
No. 50 – San Lorenzo
PositionCenter
LeagueLiga Nacional de Básquetbol
Personal information
Born (1982-08-09) August 9, 1982 (age 37)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school
College
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
20072014Miami Heat
2008Iowa Energy
2014Boston Celtics
20142016Detroit Pistons
2017San Antonio Spurs
2018–presentSan Lorenzo
Career highlights and awards

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 February 7, 2016.
  2. "Center Magloire returns to Heat". ESPN. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  3. "Miller signs 5-year deal with Heat". ESPN. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  4. "LeBron James, Heat dominate Thunder to win NBA championship". ESPN. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  5. "LeBron James, Heat beat Spurs for second straight NBA title". ESPN. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  6. "Celtics Acquire Anthony, Draft Picks". Boston Celtics. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  7. "Detroit Pistons Acquire Center Joel Anthony". Detroit Pistons. Retrieved February 7, 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]