Nov 5, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Miami Heat center Joel Anthony (50) warms up before playing against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Heat beat the Raptors 104-95. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat officially trade Joel Anthony, get backcourt help in return

The following is a statement by the Miami Heat, slightly altered for clarity.

The Miami Heat announced Wednesday that they have traded 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.”


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