With all eyes on Jahlil Okafor, the Sixers made a different deadline day splash, trading Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a first-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
The draft pick is top-18 protected, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Mavericks would pick seventh if the season ended today, so it seems unlikely the pick will convey.
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Noel is a restricted free agent after the season.
Bogut will be an unrestricted free agent.
According to David Aldridge, the Sixers will likely trade Bogut elsewhere, possibly to Boston.
Philly likely re-routing Andrew Bogut, just acquired from Dallas w/Justin Anderson & pick for Nerlens Noel. Boston possibility, per source. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 23, 2017
Anderson has three years remaining on his contract after this season. He's due $1.6 million in 2017-18, $2.5M in 2019-20 and $3.7M in 2019-20.
Anderson, 23, was the 21st overall pick in 2015 out of Virginia. In 106 games (11 starts) with Dallas, he averaged 5.1 points on 40 percent shooting with 2.7 rebounds. He's shot 30 percent from three this season.
Anderson's best stretch this season came from Jan. 22 to 26, when he averaged 15.7 points in a three-game span.
Noel was the longest-tenured Sixer, the lone remaining player from the beginning of "the process."
A high-energy player who makes his impact on the defensive end, Noel ends his Sixers career with averages of 10.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks in 171 games. [[247269581, C]]