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The Houston Rockets, a franchise defined by its legacy of elite centers, bid farewell to one of the greats on Thursday:
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The Rockets sending center Joel Anthony to the Sixers, a source told Yahoo Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 18, 2016
Now, granted: the Rockets had only employed him for about three hours, after receiving him along with a protected first-round pick in a deal that sent big man Donatas Motiejunas and reserve guard Marcus Thornton to the Detroit Pistons ...
To be clearer: Anthony goes to Sixers through Houston, who acquired him from Detroit in 3-player trade. Rockets ship out second-round pick.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 18, 2016
... but that doesn't mean the 33-year-old veteran didn't make an impact on the Rockets fanbase. Just check out this moving tribute to Anthony posted after his exit Thursday:
Truly touching stuff and, I think, a fitting tribute to all that Anthony contributed to the Rockets organization. If you want to share your favorite jogs down Joel Memory Lane, I suggest doing it in the Official Joel Anthony Appreciation Thread over at ClutchFans. It's important to come together as a community in times like these. Weep not for the memories, y'all.
Hat-tip to r/NBA.
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