Sixers Claim Tim Ohlbrecht, James Anderson

The Sixers have claimed Tim Ohlbrecht and James Anderson off of waivers from the Rockets and signed both players to non-guaranteed deals, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.  The Rockets placed both players on waivers this past Saturday.

Anderson and Ohlbrecht were each about to enter the second year of a three-year minimum-salary deal with the Rockets, but the final two seasons were non-guaranteed in both cases.  Philadelphia is a logical landing spot for both players as recently-minted GM Sam Hinkie spent years in the Houston front office.  If they make the 76ers, they'll join another ex-Rocket (sort of) in Royce White.

Anderson was the 20th overall pick in the 2010 draft, but the Spurs declined to pick up the third-year option on his rookie-scale contract, making him a free agent last summer. He spent training camp with the Hawks, re-signed with the Spurs early in the season, and wound up with the Rockets in January after San Antonio let him go.

Ohlbrecht was undrafted out of Germany, but Houston picked him up in February in the hopes that the 6'11" center could develop into a frontcourt contributor. Neither he nor Anderson played an integral role for the Rockets this past season.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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