According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors have completed a three-way trade that would send Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to Golden State, as well as Toney Douglas to the Heat and Joel Anthony to the Celtics along with draft picks.
Miami will send a first-round pick it owns from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Celtics, but that pick becomes two second-round picks should the Sixers miss the playoffs in 2013-14 and 2014-15. The Heat will save $11.5 million in salary and luxury tax with the unloading of Anthony’s contract. Anthony has appeared in just 12 games for Miami this season, averaging a little more three minutes.
For Golden State, this is the completion of several weeks of work to bolster the depth of its backcourt. Crawford, 25, has had a professional revival under coach Brad Stevens, learning to become more of a playmaker and less of a shoot-first guard. He is averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 assists this season.
The Heat have been looking for extra guard help this season, and had been rumored to be interested in Jordan Crawford, but it appears that they had to settle for Toney Douglas. I’m not sure if he’ll have any impact, but at least it gives the Heat a little more assurance at the position.