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Celtics deal guards to Warriors; Rondo to D-League and back

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The Golden State Warriors acquired guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade on Wednesday.

The Warriors will send guard Toney Douglas to the Miami Heat and the Celtics will receive forward Joel Anthony and two draft picks from the Heat as part of the deal.

The Celtics also announced that rehabbing guard Rajon Rondo was sent to Maine of the NBA Developmental League for two hours on Wednesday to practice with the Red Claws and then returned to Boston.

The Warriors were in search of backcourt depth that they hope Crawford and Brooks will provide behind starting guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Crawford is having one of his best seasons. The 25-year-old averaged 13.7 points, 5.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Celtics.

Brooks, 24, has played in 10 games with the Celtics this season and is averaging 3.1 points. He also has spent time with the Celtics' Developmental League team.

The 27-year-old Douglas saw action in 24 games with the Warriors this season and averaged 3.7 points and 1.1 rebounds.

The 6-foot-9 Anthony saw limited duty with the Heat this season, averaging 0.5 points in 12 games.

The draft picks are a future second-rounder and a first-round pick acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers that might become a second-rounder.

As for Rondo, he is trying to get into game shape for his return to the Boston lineup after suffering a torn ACL last year.

"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 (Maine) Red Claws and he will be called back up to the Celtics upon the conclusion of the workout."
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