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Oct 19, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Basketball
The Boston Celtics pulled off a minor trade this week, when they shipped Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum. The move was done partly ...
Oct 17, 2014
Rotoworld
Joel Anthony (groin) will be traded to the Pistons in exchange for Will Bynum.
Celtics Today Oct 18, 2014

Joel Anthony spends a short time in Boston, how long will Bynum stay?

The Celtics earned or saved some money with the latest deal that sent former Heat center Anthony out of Boston for Will Bynum from the motor city.If the Celtics ultimately elect to waive Bynum, the $900,000 savings from the trade would give them additional flexibility with the goal of staying under the tax line this season. CSNNEBynum, 31, is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $2.9 million this season, while Anthony, 32, also in the final year of his contract, will earn $3.8 million.It is unclear exactly what role, if any, the Celtics envision for the veteran guard, who joins a...
Boston Herald Oct 18, 2014

Celtics deal Joel Anthony

The Celtics alleviated one problem by trading center Joel Anthony to Detroit for point guard Will Bynum yesterday.Anthony, esssentially the third center on their depth chart — without counting the convalescing Vitor Faverani — had not played much of a role this fall in coach Brad Stevens’ schemes.But by adding Bynum, a one-time Celtics camper and former high school teammate of Tony Allen, the Celtics have further complicated another log jam — the one at point guard.
Detroit Bad Boys Oct 17, 2014

The Pistons add NBA Champion Joel Anthony

The Detroit Pistons traded a guard for an undrafted 6-foot-9 center, and his name is not Ben Wallace. Stan Van Gundy continues to shape this team in his image. Friday morning, the Detroit Pistons traded Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics for Joel Anthony. The roster remains at 16, but the number of holdover Pistons from last year keeps dwindling. After this trade, it means that Jonas Jerebko is the longest tenured Piston on the roster. So what do you need to know about Mr. Anthony? Well, he'll be doing exactly what Bynum would have been doing had he still been here, sitting on the bench...
Detroit Bad Boys Oct 17, 2014

Pistons officially announce Will Bynum, Joel Anthony trade

The Pistons released the following announcement this afternoon regarding the Will Bynum for Joel Anthony trade: AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has acquired center Joel Anthony from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Will Bynum. “We are pleased to welcome Joel Anthony to the organization,” said Jeff Bower, General Manager for the Detroit Pistons. “Joel is an experienced front court player who adds size, toughness and depth to our frontcourt. We thank Will Bynum for his contributions and wish him the best in the future.” Anthony,...
Detroit Bad Boys Oct 17, 2014
Pistons trade for Joel Anthony, send Will Bynum to Celtics

Pistons trade for Joel Anthony, send Will Bynum to Celtics

The Pistons and Celtics swapped spare parts on Friday, with Detroit sending point guard Will Bynum to Boston in exchange for backup center Joel Anthony. Bynum spent six years with the Pistons, and like Anthony, is entering the final year of his contract. The Detroit Pistons are finalizing a trade that will send Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics for reserve big man Joel Anthony, according to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg. UPDATE: The trade was confirmed by Vincent Goowill of the Detroit News. Both teams are over the maximum of 15 guaranteed contracts (16 each) and both Anthony and Bynum...
Detroit Bad Boys Oct 17, 2014

Will Bynum always deserved better than the Detroit Pistons

And the Pistons always needed a guard different than Will Bynum. The Bynumite era is over with the news that the Detroit Pistons have traded Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics for reserve big man Joel Anthony. The Bynum era in Detroit lasted 353 games over six seasons averaging 8.2 points and 3.3 assists. He's also gone from undrafted player out of Georgia Tech to earning $17 million by the end of the season. And his Pistons career started out with a lot of promise -- yet another overseas gem unearthed by Joe Dumars who could be a spark plug off the bench as the Pistons continued its playoff...
Green Street | WEEI Oct 17, 2014

Source: Celtics trading Joel Anthony for Will Bynum

The Celtics are finalizing a trade for veteran Pistons point guard Will Bynum in exchange for little used center Joel Anthony, a league source confirmed on Friday. ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg first reported the deal. The swap of Anthony’s expiring $3.8 million contract for the final year of Bynum’s two-year, $5.7 million deal gives the Celtics […]
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2014

Report: Detroit Piston close to trading Will Bynum to Boston for center Joel Anthony

The trade wouldn't address the Pistons' contract issues, with 16 guaranteed and 15 roster spots, but it would move an extra point guard for help at backup center.
Boston Globe Oct 17, 2014

Celtics Will Trade Joel Anthony to Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum, According to Report

The Boston Celtics will add another name to their crowded backcourt today, as the team is on the verge of trading center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for reserve point guard Will Bynum.
Detroit Bad Boys Oct 17, 2014
Trade Rumors: Will Bynum trade to Celtics for Joel Anthony being finalized

Trade Rumors: Will Bynum trade to Celtics for Joel Anthony being finalized

The Pistons are reportedly working to finalize a trade that will fortify it's big-man depth. The Detroit Pistons are reportedly finalizing a trade that will send Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics for reserve big man Joel Anthony, according to ESPN Boston's Chirs Forsberg. Both teams are over the maximum of 15 guaranteed contracts (16 each) and both Anthony and Bynum appeared to be on the roster bubble of their respective clubs. The Celtics likely find the trade appealing as they save $900,000 in guaranteed salary by taking on Bynum's $2.9 million deal and sending out Anthony's $3.8 million...
CelticsBlog Oct 17, 2014
Boston Celtics will acquire guard Will Bynum from Detroit Pistons in exchange for Joel Anthony

Boston Celtics will acquire guard Will Bynum from Detroit Pistons in exchange for Joel Anthony

The Boston Celtics are close to reaching a deal that will send center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for point guard Will Bynum, according to ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Anthony was quite simply not going to play with so many younger bigs ahead of him on the roster. Centers Tyler Zeller and Vitor Faverani require playing time, as do power forwards Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, and Brandon Bass. For Detroit, the story is similar. Bynum has fought with a nagging hamstring injury throughout training camp, which has dropped him down the depth chart, "way behind"...
Rotoworld Oct 17, 2014

Joel Anthony headed to Detroit - Joel Anthony (F/C) Detroit Pistons

Joel Anthony (groin) will be traded to the Pistons in exchange for Will Bynum.
Boston Herald Oct 13, 2014

To Celtics' Anthony, staying put not about green

He has the seventh-highest salary on the team, but he is not in the top seven when it comes to the rotation. Or the top 10.But Joel Anthony is determined to be of value to the Celtics this season.It’s hard to see how the 32-year-old center fits with a team in a rebuilding situation, but Anthony had a player option for $3.8 million this season, and he took it.He insists he didn’t really check out the marketplace to see if there was a place he might be able to play a bit more, and he didn’t check to see what his value might be.

Pregame: Anthony starts at center

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- With his team playing their fourth exhibition game in six nights, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said it's likely he'll limit the minutes of those veterans that have played major minutes this week. But Stevens said there's only one change to the starting lineup as Joel Anthony will start at center in place of Kelly Olynyk. He'll be joined on the first unit by Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, Evan Turner, and Jared Sullinger. Gerald Wallace is the only player that dressed for Friday's loss in Toronto that will not dress on Saturday against the New York Knicks.

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