Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 4.45.41 PMThe Golden State Warriors pulled off a three-team trade with the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. It isn’t a blockbuster deal by any means, however it’s logical and could benefit all sides in the short and long-term.

The Warriors get Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Celtics in the deal that sends former Knicks guard Toney Douglas to Miami and Joel Anthony to Boston, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
The Warriors will send guard Toney Douglas to the Miami Heat, and Miami sends center Joel Anthony and a future first-round pick and second-round pick to the Celtics, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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 nearly $10 million in salary and luxury tax with the unloading of Anthony’s contract.

The Warriors needed to improve their guard depth behind Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and Crawford will provide that. The Celtics are due to get Rajon Rondo back from injury very soon, and this made it easier to part ways with Crawford in return for some value.

Let’s not forget the draft picks Boston gets back in the deal, as they are a team building for the future. Meanwhile, the Heat free up some salary cap room with Anthony’s departure.

It’s not a blockbuster by any means, however it’s a logical deal that benefits all sides.


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