The Celtics have traded guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Golden State Warriors, a league source confirmed.
In a three-team deal, the Warriors will send point guard Toney Douglas to the Heat, while Miami sends center Joel Anthony to Boston. The Celtics will receive a projected future 1st-round pick and future 2nd-round pick in the deal.
In a separate move, the Celtics briefly assigned Rajon Rondo, out since last January with a knee injury, to their Maine affiliate in the NBA D-League before recalling him. Rondo was expected to test his knee there before returning to game action, possibly as early as Friday.
“Rajon is progressing terrifically in his rehab and this is the next step,” Celtics boss Danny Ainge said. “This is a brief assignment so that Rajon can participate in a workout this afternoon with the Red Claws and he will be called back up to the Celtics upon the conclusion of the workout.”
Rondo’s impending return and Boston’s rebuilding plans made Crawford expendable. When Rondo returns, he’ll join a backcourt rotation of Avery Bradley, Jerryd Bayless, and Phil Pressey.
Crawford, who is making $2.16 million this season, averaged 13.7 points, 5.7 assists, and 3.1 rebounds in almost 31 minutes per game this season will the Celtics. Brooks has seen very limited action since being traded to Boston over the summer.
After figuring heavily in Miami’s rotation three seasons ago, the 6-foot-9-inch Anthony was averaging 3.1 minutes per game for the Heat this year. He is owed $3.8 million in salary next season.