Friday, December 26, 2014

Sixers waive James Anderson

The 76ers waived shooting guard James Anderson on Monday.

Sixers waive James Anderson

Former 76ers guard James Anderson. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Former 76ers guard James Anderson. (David Zalubowski/AP)

The 76ers waived shooting guard James Anderson on Monday.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pounder was scheduled to make a guaranteed salary of $1.06 million if stayed on the roster past Monday. 

Anderson averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists while starting 62 games in his lone season with the Sixers.  He scored a career-high 36 points against the Houston Rockets on Nov. 13, the most scored by a Sixer since Willie Green went for 37 against the Toronto Raptors on April 18, 2007. Anderson also scored 30 against the Rockets on March 27.

It can be argued that the 25-year-old was extremely motivated against his former team.

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The Sixers acquired Anderson in July shortly after the Rockets waived him in July.

Back in 2010, the San Antonio Spurs used the 20th overall pick on Anderson following his junior season at Oklahoma State.

Anderson was sidelined early in his rookie season with a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

After two seasons, he became a free agent because the Spurs didn't pick up his player option. The Arkansas native signed with the Atlanta Hawks on Sept. 27, 2012, only to get waived a month later.

He signed with the Rockets on Jan 2, 2013. But even that was short-lived.

Clearing salary-cap space for free agent Dwight Howard, the Rockets waived Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht in July. 

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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