Warriors, Heat, And Celtics Make A 3-Team Trade
The Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics executed a 3-team trade on Wednesday. The trade is as follows: The Warriors send point guard Toney Douglas to the Heat; the Heat send center Joel Anthony, a 1st round pick they got from the 76ers, and a 2nd round draft pick to the Celtics; and the Celtics send shooting guards MarShon Brooks and Jordan Crawford to the Warriors.
This move is especially interesting for both the Heat and the Warriors. For the Heat, the departure of Joel Anthony has to make some wonder whether or not this means Greg Oden will be playing more or if the Heat will now go after Andrew Bynum. As for the Warriors, they have been in need of more scoring off of the bench, and both Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks should help the Warriors out in that department. Crawford has been averaging 13.7 points per game in a Celtics uniform and Brooks was one of the nation’s most talented scorers when he was playing collegiately at Providence. Having this extra firepower off the bench could prove to be huge for the Warriors when the postseason begins.
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