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76ers pick up two former Rockets players

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The Philadelphia 76ers claimed swingman James Anderson and center Tim Ohlbrecht off waivers from the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. the Sixers announced Tuesday.

Selected No. 20 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by San Antonio, Anderson played three seasons for the Spurs and Rockets, averaging 3.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 116 games.

During the 2012-13 season, Anderson was with the Atlanta Hawks during training camp and the preseason, was waived and and played in the NBA Developmental League before he returned to San Antonio, where he played in 10 games before being he was waived again and signed by the Rockets for the rest of the season on Jan. 2.

The 6-foot-11 Ohlbrecht is a native of Germany who has played in the German Bundesliga and also for the German national team since 2008.

Ohlbrecht, 24, spent time this past season in the D-League with Rio Grande Valley, averaging 13.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.63 blocks and 1.13 steals. He played in the D-League All-Star Game and had 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Ohlbrecht also saw action in three games for the Rockets.
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