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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Acquired from the Heat in a three-team trade that also involved Golden State in which the C’s acquired a future conditional first round pick from Philadelphia, a 2016 second round pick from Miami, cash considerations and Anthony...Anthony appeared in 12 games for the Heat at the time of the trade and totaled six points, seven rebounds and four blocks in 37 minutes...Made his Celtic debut against his former team in Miami on Jan. 21 and recorded two points, three rebounds and a block in 7:09... Recorded a season-high four points to go along with two rebounds against Atlanta on Feb. 26... Set a new season-high with five points against Washington on Apr. 16

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Not drafted by the NBA out of college in 2007…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 3, 2007…re-signed by the HEAT on July 20, 2009…re-signed by Miami on July 15, 2010.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
Has appeared in 370 games in his six-year NBA career and has made 110 starts…has averaged 2.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.22 blocks and 16.9 minutes while shooting 50.9 percent from the floor and 66.3 percent from the foul line…has missed eight games due to injury, 34 as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, 59 as a DNP-CD and five games while on assignment to the NBA D-League… has scored in double figures on seven occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times…has one double-double…ranks among the all-time HEAT leaders in blocked shots (4th), games played (10th), offensive rebounds (12th), total rebounds (16th) and minutes played (22nd)…has led Miami in blocks on 132 occasions…his longest streak of consecutive games with a block is 11 (Mar. 4-26, 2012)…has recorded at least one block in 227 games…has 131 multi-block and 16 multi-steal games…has appeared in 63 NBA postseason games (16 starts) and has averaged 2.2 points (.470 FG%, .758 FT%), 3.2 rebounds, 1.11 blocks and 18.1 minutes…has scored in double figures twice, grabbed double-figure rebounds once and recorded one double-double in postseason play…ranks among the HEAT’s all-time postseason leaders in blocked shots (3rd), games played (6th), offensive rebounds (8th), total rebounds (9th) and dunks (10th)…appeared in three games in the NBA D-League and averaged 8.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.00 blocks and 24.3 minutes.

COLLEGE:
Played two seasons at UNLV after beginning his collegiate career at Pensacola Junior College (Pensacola, FL)…in 68 games at UNLV he averaged 3.7 points (.573 FG%, .561 FT%), 3.5 rebounds, and 2.31 blocks…finished second in UNLV history with 157 career blocks…was named the 2007 UNLV Sportsman of the Year…appeared in 37 games (six starts) as a senior during the 2006-07 season and averaged 5.2 points (.597 FG%, .604 FT%), 4.1 rebounds and 2.95 blocks…was named the 2006-07 Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year…led the MWC and ranked 11th in the country in blocks per game…set the MWC record for blocks in a game with 13 vs. TCU on Feb. 6, 2007…his 109 blocks as a senior rank second on the UNLV single-season list…averaged a league-leading 3.63 blocks in conference games…earned MWC Co-Player of the Week honors in February…despite sitting out the 2005-06 season as a redshirt, he received the team’s Most Inspirational Player Award as voted on by his teammates…saw action in 31 games (three starts) as a junior for the Runnin’ Rebels in 2004-05 and averaged 1.9 points (.500 FG%, .483 FT%), 2.7 rebounds and 1.55 blocks…led UNLV and finished fourth in the MVC in blocked shots…earned First Team All-Conference honors at Pensacola Junior College in 2003-04 after averaging 9.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Joel Vincent Anthony…first name is pronounced Jo-elle…is the son of Erene Anthony… nickname is “Doc”…has one sister (Sherlette Pryce)… lists his mother as the person that made a difference in his life because she has been an inspiration to him… graduated from UNLV in December 2006 with a degree in university studies with a concentration in sociology and physical education…was originally selected to join the Canadian Senior National Team in the summer of 2006 and has also been a member of the team the past six summers (2008-13)…in his free time he enjoys reading…his favorite sports other than basketball include soccer and football…enjoys reggae, hip-hop and R&B music…wears size 17 sneakers.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: August 09, 1982
From: UNLV
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Miami Heat 2013 - 2013
  Boston Celtics 2013 - 2013
  Miami Heat 2007 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: UNLV/Canada

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