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Joel Anthony - C, 6'9, 245
Detroit Pistons - Acquired via trade in October 2014
       Date of birth: 08/09/1982
       Country: Canada
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2007
     Out of: UNLV
  NBA Experience: 8 years
  Hand: Left

When: Where:
2002 - 2004 Pensacola (Junior College)
2004 - 2007 UNLV (NCAA)
July 2007 - January 2014 Miami Heat (NBA)
January 2014 - October 2014 Boston Celtics (NBA)
October 2014 - present Detroit Pistons (NBA)

10th April, 2007 USBL Drafted 9th overall in the 2007 USBL Draft by Dodge City Legend.
2nd July, 2007 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Miami.
25th September, 2007 CBA Drafted 34th overall in the 2007 CBA Draft by Atlanta Krunk.
27th February, 2008 D-League Assigned by Miami to Iowa Energy of the D-League.
8th March, 2008 D-League Recalled by Miami from Iowa Energy of the D-League.
20th July, 2009 NBA Re-signed by Miami to a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract. Included player option for 2010/11.
13th May, 2010 NBA Declined 2010/11 player option and became a free agent.
16th July, 2010 NBA Re-signed by Miami to a five year, $18.25 million contract. Included player option for 2014/15.
15th January, 2014 NBA As a part of a three team trade, traded by Miami, along with a protected 2014 first round pick and a 2016 second round pick, to Boston in exchange for Toney Douglas.
10th June, 2014 NBA Exercised 2014/15 player option.
17th October, 2014 NBA Traded by Boston to Detroit in exchange for Will Bynum.
20th July, 2015 NBA Re-signed by Detroit to a partially guaranteed two year, $5 million contract.

From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

Miami did not renounce Wade because they wanted to keep him (obviously), and they didn't renounce Anthony because his cap hold was so small. After Anthony opted out, Miami extended him a qualifying offer, which they were perfectly capable of doing since he had only three years experience. You can make any free agents of yours with three years or less experience into restricted free agents, whether they like it or not, by extending a qualifying offer. The only exception is players on rookie scale contracts who had options declined, but this did not apply here. (Kenny Hasbrouck was also eligible for a qualifying offer, but did not get one.) Anthony's QO was equal to the minimum salary plus $175,000 (a total of $1,029,389), and his cap hold was equal to his qualifying offer.

[...] Joel Anthony's contract did not require cap space. Because Anthony had spent three years with the Heat without changing teams as a free agent, he was a "qualifying veteran free agent" - a lawyerish way of saying they had full Bird rights on him. As such, they could re-sign Anthony for whatever they wanted using the Larry Bird exception, and did so when they re-signed him to a five year, $18,250,000 contract after the Haslem deal was closed. His cap hold was incredibly small, and he's BYC because of the big jump in his salary, yet there was nothing untoward behind how they were able to sign him. It was all a very well planned and timed case of creative financing. (Why they gave $18 million to a 28 year old who averages 2/2 and who is both a poor scorer and rebounder is not immediately obvious - his defense isn't THAT good - yet we'll overlook that for now.)

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   2010 Free Agency, Preliminary Round

The following players were eligible for a qualifying offer, and got one:

- Miami = Joel Anthony

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   Chicago's Last Resort Offseason Plan That Still Manages To Avoid Signing Joe Johnson

Joel Anthony - This is the only time I will ever campaign for the signing of a 28 year old 7 footer who can neither score nor rebound. Joel Anthony is an effective interior defender who blocks and changes shots in ways best not measured. There is nothing else about his game to like, but as a third stringer, there doesn't need to be either.

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