Now it appears that the Sixers are still adding parts from the Rockets. According to CSN Philly, the 76ers claimed (and were awarded) SG James Anderson and C Tim Ohlbrecht from Houston.
Anderson, 24, was the 20th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in 2010. He was the Big-12 Player of the Year and Second-Team All-American in 2010 with Oklahoma State. Anderson was waived by the Spurs in December and signed in the NBDL before signing with the Rockets in January. In 29 games for Houston, he averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.
Ohlbrecht, who turns 25 in August, stands 6'11" and 255 lbs. It is obvious to see why he was a NBDL All-Star and NBDL All-Defense Second team last year given his size. The German native played professionally in Germany until 2012 when he signed with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBDL. He appeared in three games for the Rockets last year tallying three total points along with one rebound, assist, and steal.
The two players were waived to make room for big free agent acquisition, Dwight Howard. There is no downside to claiming these players as they are signed for a few years at the NBA minimum, plus the contracts are not guaranteed so the 76ers could cut them at any point without any financial obligations.
The acquisition of Anderson makes him the third top-21 pick from the 2010 draft to play for the Sixers joining Evan Turner and Craig Brackins.
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