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Nov 5, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Miami Heat center Joel Anthony (50) warms up before playing against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Heat beat the Raptors 104-95. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade: Miami Heat trade Joel Anthony to Boston Celtics, acquire Toney Douglas from Warriors

If you were expecting this to be another ordinary Wednesday in the NBA, three teams had another thing coming for you. The Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors all gathered together and pulled the trigger on a three team deal that sent Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to Golden State, as well as Toney Douglas to the Heat and Joel Anthony to the Celtics.

The trade was announced early Wednesday afternoon and comes on the heels of trade rumors involving the Warriors search for guard depth.

Miami entering talks was a late development, as the trade was initially announced by Adrian Wojnarowski as being between the Celtics and Warriors. Miami entered talks to help balance things out as they are sending a draft pick to Boston along with Joel Anthony.


Interestingly enough, Crawford was a name being rumored as going to the Heat earlier in the season, and while the Heat are involved in a trade that sends Crawford to another team, he isn’t heading to Miami. Still, the Heat have added guard depth with the veteran Douglas and everyone seems to have won in this three-way deal.

Tags: Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors Joel Anthony Miami Heat Toney Douglas

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