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  • Warriors acquire Crawford, Brooks in 3-team trade

  • OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have been searching for a suitable backup to point guard Stephen Curry since veteran Jarrett Jack signed with Cleveland as a free agent last summer.
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  • OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have been searching for a suitable backup to point guard Stephen Curry since veteran Jarrett Jack signed with Cleveland as a free agent last summer.
    They had hoped Toney Douglas could help fill the void, but he couldn't.
    Now they're counting on Jordan Crawford for more production.
    The Warriors acquired Crawford and reserve MarShon Brooks from the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, sending Douglas to the Miami Heat in a three-team trade.
    The Heat sent seldom-used center Joel Anthony, two draft picks and cash considerations to the Celtics in a move that creates financial flexibility for the two-time defending NBA champions and bolsters Boston's rebuilding project.
    Miami gave the Celtics its 2015 protected first-round pick — originally acquired from Philadelphia — and 2016 second-round pick. If the 76ers don't make the playoffs the next two seasons, the 2015 pick will be a second-round selection.
    Crawford is averaging 13.7 points and 5.6 assists this season, but he became expendable with Boston expecting All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo to return soon from a right knee injury that has kept him out since last January. Crawford will be playing for his fourth team in four seasons.
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