Philadelphia 76ers Acquire First-Round Pick, Justin Anderson, and Andrew Bogut From Dallas
PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired a protected first-round pick, guard-forward Justin Anderson, and center Andrew Bogut and in exchange for forward-center Nerlens Noel, President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today.
“We want to wish Nerlens the best of luck in Dallas and thank him for his contributions over the last few years," Colangelo said. "Justin Anderson is a talented, strong and defensive minded wing who will fit nicely in Brett’s system. I’m certain Justin’s toughness and edge will add a tremendous amount to our team.”
Anderson was selected by Dallas in the first round (21st overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft. He has appeared in 106 games (11 starts) over the course of his first two seasons, averaging five points and three rebounds in 13 minutes per game. A standout at the University of Virginia, Anderson posted averages of 15 points, six rebounds and three assists per game in his three collegiate seasons. In his junior season, he was named Second Team All-ACC as he helped lead Virginia to a 30-4 record and a No. 2 seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
The Sixers will also receive a 2017 first-round pick from Dallas that will be protected between selections 1-18. If Dallas’ 2017 first-round pick is among the first 18 picks in the 2017 NBA Draft and the first-round pick is retained by Dallas, the Sixers will receive Dallas’ 2017 and 2020 second round draft picks.
Bogut, a veteran of 11 NBA seasons, has appeared in 670 career games (651 starts) with Milwaukee, Golden State and Dallas. He holds career averages of 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes per game, while shooting 53 percent from the floor. Originally selected with the first overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Bucks, the Australian native spent the first seven seasons of his career in Milwaukee (2005-12). In total, he has appeared in 58 career playoff games (57 starts) and holds averages of six points and eight rebounds per contest.
Noel was originally selected by New Orleans with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft before being acquired by the Sixers in a draft night trade. For his career, he has appeared in 171 games (140 starts) over the course of two-plus NBA seasons. He holds averages of 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 28 minutes per game.
In a related move, the Sixers have requested waivers on guard Chasson Randle.