So, the Dallas Mavericks received a potential cornerstone center, and only had to give up Justin Anderson and two 2nd round picks. Ferrell averaged 14.2 points and 4.7 assists in 10 games since signing with the Mavericks. He tells ESPN that he's may request a buyout if he's not traded to another team. It was easy to envision Noel being the flawless backup to Embiid (a role he publicly stated he was happy to accept), or hell, even playing next to the 7-foot superstar.
In Philly, the media is all over their National Basketball Association club for getting a disappointing former first rounder Justin Anderson, a health-challenged center Andrew Bogut who isn't going to be around and two second round draft picks.
This was all part of the so-called "process" under previous Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie, where the Sixers would trade anyone with a pulse in order to lose games for a lottery pick and acquire second-round draft picks to be used in later trades.
While hesitant to discuss the trade before it was announced, Carlisle acknowledged its intent.More news: 'The Bachelor' - Nick and Raven "Get Down and Dirty" In Swamp
"Hopefully, he'll get adjusted quick, and overall we'll try to help him, " Nowitzki said. By the time prospects move into their primes, their rookie contract is up.
Why? Houston expected to waive Huertas to create another roster spot, while Canadian point guard Ennis is now with his fourth team (Rockets, Bucks, Suns) in less than two seasons.
Dallas added Noel and waived veteran point guard Deron Williams. Prior to joining the Mavericks, Bogut spent the past four seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He missed the first six weeks this season after surgery to alleviate soreness in his left knee. Racking up a host of defensive plays with steals and blocks (2.7 and 1.7 per 36 minutes, respectively, this season) he's upped his PER to a career-high 20.9 in the 29 games he's played this season.
So the 76ers essentially acquired two 2nd round picks and Justin Anderson. "I think no competitor plays to lose, so whoever is out there and whoever is healthy is going to go out there and battle it out to see where we end up towards the end". "He's been around a long time already, but he can still learn and bring his youth and athleticism to this team". He turns 23 in March.