Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sixers claim former Rockets off waivers

The 76ers claimed former Houston Rockets James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht off waivers. The Rockets placed Ohlbrecht, a 6-foot-11 center, and Anderson, a 6-6 shooting guard, on waivers on Saturday.

Sixers claim former Rockets off waivers

Guard James Anderson. (Danny Johnston/AP)
Guard James Anderson. (Danny Johnston/AP)

The 76ers claimed former Houston Rockets James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht off waivers. The Rockets placed Ohlbrecht, a 6-foot-11 center, and Anderson, a 6-6 shooting guard, on waivers on Saturday.

Both players have two seasons remaining on non-guaranteed contracts.  As a result, they will basically have to try out for the squad. The Sixers have until Halloween to guarantee Anderson's deal.

The 24-year-old was taken with the 20th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2010 NBA draft.   He played in 29 games last season, averaging four points, two rebounds and 10.6 minutes of action.

He averaged four points and two rebounds and 10.6 minutes of action. Ohlbrecht was an undrafted rookie out of Germany. He played in three NBA games and 32 games for Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Developmental League.

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If they make the team, the squad could have three former Rockets on its roster next season. The Sixers officially acquired forward Royce White Saturday in a trade.

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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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