It remains unclear if the Sixers feared committing long term to Noel, or if this was simply an opportunity to get the best value they could find and clear their big man logjam.
Anderson, a second-year player from Virginia, will fit in well with the Sixers. His defense fits Brett Brown’s defensive scheme and it will be interesting to see how his numbers extrapolate playing more significant minutes for the Sixers.
Anderson is averaging 6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game this season for the Mavericks in 13.9 minutes per game.
It remains to be seen if the Sixers will keep the veteran Bogut, waive him or try to turn around and flip him ahead of the 3 p.m. EST trade deadline.