Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced the team has exercised its fourth-year option on former University of Virginia guard Justin Anderson. The extension means Anderson will be under contract with the 76ers through the 2018/2019 season.
Anderson, who declared for the NBA Draft following his junior year at UVA, was selected by the Dallas Mavericks No. 21 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. Philadelphia acquired the 6’6″, 230-pound wing in a trade with the Mavericks on February 23, 2017.
Anderson has played in five of Philadelphia’s (3-4) seven regular season games in the 2017/2018 season and is averaging 4.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. He played a season-high 19 minutes in a 105-104 home loss to Houston on October 25, scoring eight points and pulling down three boards in that contest.
Anderson posted a career-high in points (26 on 9-of-10 shooting) in the 76ers’ 2016/2017 regular season finale loss to New York.
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