Joel Anthony says coming back to Boston "not about the money" (whatever you say dude)

Joel Anthony is 32 years old.  He's an undersized (6'9") center who in his best season averaged 3.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 64 games.  Last year Anthony posted a whopping 0.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game, of which he only took the floor in 33 of.  So when Anthony had a player option to stay in Boston for $3.8 million this season, he took it.

Via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, Anthony said:

It wasn’t even about getting more (money). It was about wanting to get an opportunity to come into camp and get a chance to prove myself and get on the court. This was the best opportunity I had. 
I don’t know what would have happened in free agency or whatnot, but I just felt that coming back to the team after being here the last three months and knowing the coaches and knowing the players and everything like that, this was what was best for me. It just seemed like a better situation for me to come back here. 
I was in a situation where I could have gone from one team to the next and been in a different situation. There may or may not be an opportunity to play here, but I wasn’t too interested in moving. I wasn’t too interested in exploring things, especially after not playing.

Basically sitting around and doing nothing while opting in for $3.8 million was a "better situation" than going out and looking for a new job somewhere else that likely would have paid a lot less.


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