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Breaking down the Celtics’ Jordan Crawford trade
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On January 15, 2014 @ 12:56 pm In General | 31 Comments
Thus ends the Jordan Crawford era.
The Celtics  traded Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Warriors in a three-team deal with the Heat that will bring Joel Anthony , a protected first-round pick and a future second-round pick to Boston, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski .
The first-round pick comes by way of the 76ers and is lottery protected for this season and next. Should Philadelphia fail to reach the playoffs in either season, the Celtics  will receive Philly’s 2015 and 2016 second-round selections. The second-round pick currently in place is reportedly Miami’s 2016 selection.
Regardless, Ainge traded one player who was out for the season (Leandro Barbosa ) and another who was out of the league within two months (Jason Collins ) for Crawford at the trade deadline last season, and turned him into at least two future picks. Pretty savvy on the Celtics  president’s part.
Meanwhile, the Heat received Toney Douglas  from the Warriors and managed to unload Anthony’s burdensome contract on the Celtics . The 31-year-old center, who has appeared in just 12 games for Miami, is making $3.8 million this season and will surely pick up his $3.8 million player option in 2014-15. That’s the downside, as Crawford is a restricted free agent at season’s end.
In Crawford and Brooks, the Warriors add backcourt depth behind the oft-injured Stephen Curry.
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