The Boston Celtics have traded Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Golden State Warriors in a three-team deal that will send Toney Douglas to the Miami Heat and Joel Anthony and two draft picks to Boston, sources told ESPN.com.
Crawford has become expendable with the expected return of Rajon Rondo, perhaps as early as later this week. Crawford was having a career season, averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 assists in 39 games.
The Celtics announced Wednesday that they have assigned Rondo to the Maine Red Claws of the D-League in order to take part in a workout.
"Rajon is progressing terrifically in his rehab and this is the next step," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement. "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."
The Celtics will get the seldom-used 6-foot-9 Anthony from Miami, in addition to a pair of draft picks: A future second-rounder and also a protected first-round pick acquired initially from Philadelphia that could become a second-rounder.