Celtics send Jordan Crawford to Warriors in 3-team trade with Heat

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – The Boston Celtics will send guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Golden State Warriors , who will send Toney Douglas to the Heat in a three-team deal announced Wednesday.

Miami in turn will send Joel Anthony and two draft picks to the Celtics.

Crawford was averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 assists in 39 games but became expendable with the expected return of Rajon Rondo as early as Friday.

Douglas was averaging 3.7 points in 24 games for Golden State.

Heat’s seldom-used 6-foot-9 Anthony was packaged with a 2016 second-rounder and a first-round pick acquired initially from Philadelphia that is lottery-protected and that will turn into two second-round picks if not conveyed.

The trade will save the Heat $6.4 million in luxury taxes and remaining salary this season and frees them on the $3.8 million they owed Anthony for next season. The deal could end up saving the team more than $15 million in salary and luxury taxes for a player who played just 37 minutes this season.

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