The Rockets sending center Joel Anthony to the Sixers, a source told Yahoo Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 18, 2016
Earlier today, Joel Anthony and a top-eight protected 2016 first-round pick were traded from Detroit to Houston for for Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton. But the Rockets don’t want Anthony, so they picked up their phones and did what teams do when they’re dumping things they don’t want: They called the Sixers.
We’ll update this post and headline when we have more information.
UPDATE: Hinkie gonna Hinkie:
Philadelphia will receive a future second-round pick to take on Anthony and his contract, sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 18, 2016
UPDATE 2: The Sixers reportedly get Denver’s 2017 2nd rounder in the deal, and Anthony will be unsurprisingly waived.
Sixers get 2017 second-round pick (originally Denver’s). League source: Joel Anthony likely to be waived.
— John Gonzalez (@gonzoCSN) February 18, 2016
And what are the Sixers sending in return? The last-deadline acquired rights to fan name-favorite Chu Chu Maduabum.
The #sixers are sending the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum as part of the Joel Anthony trade.
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) February 18, 2016
UPDATE 3: According to new reports, the Pistons/Rockets trade and Rockets/Sixers trade were technically one three-team deal, though the first part was announced way before. The acquired assets remain the same all around.
Anthony was actually part of a three-team deal that involved the Detroit Pistons
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) February 18, 2016