Joel Vincent Anthony (born August 9, 1982) is a Canadian former skilled basketball participant who performed for the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, and San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is at the moment a participant guide for the Hamilton Honey Badgers of the Canadian Basketball League (CEBL). He is a former member of the Canada males’s nationwide basketball crew.
On July 20, 2015, Anthony re-signed with the Pistons. On February 18, 2016, Anthony was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team commerce involving the Pistons and the Houston Rockets, the place Anthony and a 2017 second-round choose went to Philadelphia, Donatas Motiejūnas and Marcus Thornton to Detroit, and the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum and a 2016 first-round choose to Houston. However, 4 days later, the Pistons rescinded their commerce following a failed bodily by Motiejūnas, forcing Anthony to return to the Pistons. On July 10, 2016, he was waived by the Pistons.
On October 17, 2014, Anthony was traded to the Detroit Pistons in alternate for Will Bynum. In 49 video games for the Pistons in 2014–15, he averaged 1.8 factors and 1.9 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per recreation.
On January 15, 2014, a three-team commerce was accomplished involving the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors. The Heat despatched Anthony, a protected future draft choose acquired from Philadelphia in an earlier commerce, and a 2016 second-round draft choose to the Celtics. In alternate, the Heat acquired Toney Douglas from the Warriors. The Warriors additionally acquired Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Celtics as a part of the deal.
Anthony received his second championship on June 20, 2013, when the Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in an intense seven recreation sequence. In the sequence, Anthony put up 2 factors whereas taking part in 3.7 minutes.
The following season, Joel received his first NBA title with the Miami Heat towards the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With Miami’s high-profile free agent signings of LeBron James and Chris Bosh in July 2010 a lot hype surrounded the crew with its new self-proclaimed “Big Three”. On July 16, 2010, Joel Anthony re-signed with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $18 million deal. Miami completed the 2010–11 NBA season second within the Eastern Conference behind the Chicago Bulls with a 58–24 file. The Heat cruised by means of the primary three rounds of the playoffs earlier than dropping to the Dallas Mavericks 4–2 through the 2011 NBA Finals. Anthony averaged 1.3 factors, 3.5 rebounds and 20.5 minutes per recreation through the NBA Finals.
He signed a one-year deal (with an possibility for a second) with Miami in July 2007. He made 24 appearances that season, averaging 3.5 factors and three.9 rebounds. The following yr Anthony made his NBA playoff debut throughout Miami’s first spherical sequence with the Atlanta Hawks. Miami misplaced the sequence 4–3. He was re-signed by the Heat in July 2009.
Returning to assist lead the Runnin’ Rebels to a 30–7 season his senior yr (2006–07), he was named Mountain West Conference defensive participant of the yr after ending second within the NCAA’s Division I in blocks-per-40-minutes (6.77), and first within the convention in blocked pictures, blocks per recreation, and defensive win shares. (The D–I chief, Mickell Gladness, later grew to become Anthony’s Miami Heat teammate.) The spotlight in Anthony’s senior yr was his solely double-double of the season, a season-high 13-block, 11-rebound effort versus Texas Christian on February 7, 2007.
After attending Selwyn House School, Emmanuel Christian School and Dawson College, Anthony was recruited by Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Florida, United States. After two years, he transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He led the crew in blocks in his junior season in 2004–05; fourth total within the Mountain West Conference, however redshirted the following season and didn’t play.