The Golden State Warriors have acquired guard Jordan Crawford and guard/forward MarShon Brooks from the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade, it was announced today. As part of the deal, the Warriors sent guard Toney Douglas to the Miami Heat, who in turn sent center Joel Anthony and draft considerations to Boston.
Crawford, 25, appeared in 39 games with Boston this season (35 starts), averaging 13.7 points, a career-high 5.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds per contest, leading the Celtics in assists. He was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending December 8, averaging 23.3 points on 61.0 percent shooting to go along with 6.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds over three games, including a 23-point effort against the New York Knicks on December 8 in which he connected on a career-high six three pointers. On November 29 versus Cleveland, the 6’4” guard posted his third career triple-double, registering 11 points, a career-high-tying 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He has scored 20-or-more points eight times this season, including a season-high 25-point effort on December 3 versus Milwaukee.
Originally selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 27th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Crawford owns career NBA averages of 12.9 points, 3.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 26.4 minutes over 215 games (99 starts) in four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. He had his finest NBA season to date in 2011-12 with Washington, averaging a career-high 14.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 64 games, including 16.4 points per contest in 32 starting assignments.
Brooks, 24, has appeared in 10 games with Boston this season, averaging 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 7.3 minutes per contest. Originally drafted by the Celtics with the 25th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Brooks owns career averages of 8.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 139 games (49 starts) over three seasons with New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and Boston. As a rookie with New Jersey in 2011-12, the 6’5” swingman averaged 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 56 games (47 starts), earning All-Rookie Second Team honors.
Douglas was originally signed by the Warriors as a free agent on July 18, 2013. In 24 games this season, he averaged 3.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per contest. In his fifth NBA season, Douglas owns career averages of 8.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest in 270 games (30 starts) with New York, Houston, Sacramento and Golden State.
Crawford will wear uniform number #55 and Brooks will wear uniform #2.