eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new
BREAKFAST WITH THE CANDIDATES: WATCH: Part 1 | Part 2 | RECAP | PHOTOS | #cbsphillydebate

Sixers

Sixers Pick Up Anderson, Ohlbrecht Off Of Waivers

165691589
76ers Central
Shop for 76ers Gear
Buy 76ers Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Houston to Philadelphia NBA pipeline has two more names to add to the collection.

The Sixers claimed shooting guard James Anderson, and center Tim Ohlbrecht off of waivers from the Houston Rockets.

Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie spent seven years with the Rockets organization, where he worked closely with Houston GM Daryl Morey. The Sixers completed a trade last week with the Rockets that sent 2012 first round pick Royce White, Turkish forward Furkan Aldemir to Philadelphia.

Anderson, a 24 year-old, 6’6″ 215lb shooting guard, was a first round pick of the San Antonio Spurs in 2010. He spent 29 games with the Rockets last season after being cut by the Atlanta Hawks. He’s a career 39% shooter in the NBA, and 39% from three, never averaging more than 11 minutes per game. In three years at Oklahoma State, Anderson averaged 17.9 points per game and shot 37.5% from three.

Anderson, if he plays well, could provide shooting to a Sixers team that currently has almost none on the roster. Winning a starting job might not be out of the question, if Evan Turner is still on the team and starts at small forward.

Ohlbrecht, 24 years old as well, is a 6’11” center out of Germany. He played only 12 minutes in three games with the Rockets last year, but averaged over 13 points and over seven rebounds per game in 34 games in the NBA D-League.

Contracts for both players are non-guaranteed.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 32,491 other followers