Now that the Miami Heat and Greg Oden are in talks of a contract, after he decided to chose them as his next destination in his injury prone career, this could mean that Joel Anthony may be traded.
Anthony was a considering for the Miami Heat’s amnesty provision before the team used it on Mike Miller. He currently has two years left on his contract with $7.6 million he is supposed to earn from that contract.
The Miami Heat are on course to pay $19 million in luxury taxes this season. With Greg Oden possibly accepting a veteran’s minimum, it leaves the Miami Heat in position to spend their $3.2 million taxpayer mid-level exception at any point in the season.
Anthony didn’t have the greatest numbers for a center, given that the Miami Heat hardly use their centers. So if he was to be traded, the Heat could get a draft pick in return for him instead of taking on someone else’s contract. He averages just 2.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in his six year NBA career.
Anthony could be a center for a team who are currently in rebuild mode, standing at 6’9 and weighing in around 245 pounds.