The FIBA Americas Tournament is currently taking place in Venezuela and similar to many other tournaments like this one, all of the participating NBA players are getting quite a bit of recognition, even ones who get close to none for their play in the NBA.
Joel Anthony fits that description. The Miami Heat Canadian PF/C had an interview with ESPN earlier this weekend, and he talked about his wish of retiring with the Heat.
â€œOf course I want to retire with Miami. Itâ€™s the team that gave me the opportunity, the team that Iâ€™ve played my six years on in the NBA and thereâ€™s no reason for me to leave.”
Anthony has a player option for $3.8 million next season and, judging by that statement, it looks like Anthony will pick up that option. However, Miami has a lot of players in the mix at center, including Chris Bosh, Chris Andersen, Greg Oden, Udonis Haslem, and LeBron James along with Anthony. They may look to move him if he does pick up that option.
The 31-year old has career averages of 2.4 points a game and 3.2 rebounds a game in 370 career games and 110 starts.