MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have traded center Joel Anthony and two future draft choices to the Boston Celtics, in a three-team trade, in exchange for guard Toney Douglas from the Golden State Warriors. To complete the trade, Boston will send MarShon Brooks and Jordan Crawford to the Warriors.
“It’s always difficult trading a player like Joel who was a big part of the past two championship teams and will always be a part of the Miami HEAT family,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “This trade gives us great flexibility moving forward in our journey to win an NBA Championship. Joel was a true professional who worked hard every day and we wish him the best in the future.”
Douglas has appeared in 270 career NBA games (30 starts) and averaged 8.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 40.6 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from three-point range and 82.9 percent from the foul line. The Florida State University product has appeared in 24 games with the Warriors this season averaging 3.7 points and 1.0 rebounds while shooting 37.2 percent from the field.
Anthony, who was originally signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 3, 2007 and was a part of two NBA titles in Miami, appeared in 382 career games (110 starts) with the HEAT and averaged 2.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.27 blocks while shooting 50.8 percent from the field.