Sampson appeared in 47 games for the 76ers this season, averaging 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest.
The 22-year-old hasn't had a good start to his NBA career. In two seasons with the 76ers, Sampson has won just 26 games.
In his rookie season, he averaged 5.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He saw his playing time decrease this year, though, recording just 11 minutes played in February.
Sampson, who stands at 6'9", brought a shaky mid-range game to the floor, shooting 42.3 percent from the field. However, at just 17.6 percent, his three-point shooting was abysmal this year.
He did not play decisively around the rim despite his size, either, and at 214 pounds, he needs to work on his strength.
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Anthony, 33, can add toughness down low while also bringing a veteran presence to a team that has won just eight games all season. His arrival makes him the second-oldest player on the team behind Elton Brand (36).
Sampson hasn't done much to warrant an opportunity with another NBA team. If he couldn't cut it on the worst team in the league, that could be a red flag for other teams around the league that are looking for some help on the wing.
If he is able to improve his three-point shooting and strength, though, perhaps Sampson will have a chance to catch on somewhere else.
Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.