BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics dealt guard Jordan Crawford to the Golden State Warriors Wednesday as part of a three-team deal, sources told The Associated Press.

A person familiar with the deal told AP the Warriors acquired Crawford and shooting guard MarShon Brooks from the Celtics.

Golden State sent Douglas to the Miami Heat. The Heat traded center Joel Anthony and two draft picks to the Celtics in a move that creates financial flexibility for the Heat.

Crawford is averaging 13.7 points and 5.6 assists this season but became expendable with Boston expecting All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo to return soon. Crawford also is shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from 3-point range.

Brooks had two up-and-down years with the Nets before splitting time with Boston and the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League this season. He's averaging 3.1 points in 10 games with the Celtics.

Anthony was making $3.8 million this season -- more than double what Douglas is earning -- and is on the books for another $3.8 million next season. The deal should save the Heat more than $10 million in salary and luxury tax payments over the next two seasons, and that may help when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all decide to become free agents this summer.

Anthony played in 12 games for Miami this season, logging more than three minutes just four times.


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He scored a total of six points and has been largely an afterthought in the Heat rotation since the team signed forward Chris Andersen to be their top big-man reserve last year.

-- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS