Okay, there's some NBA news which does affect our precious Utah Jazz a little bit. But here's the quick rundown: Danny Ainge is a dark wizard. Or possibly a warlock. We don't have the full details on that. But here's Adrian Wojnarowski's tweet bomb from lunchtime:
Golden State is chasing down a multi-team deal to bolster its guard depth, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 15, 2014
Boston has traded guards Jordan Crawford and Marshawn Brooks to Golden State, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 15, 2014
There is a third team involved in the Boston-Golden State deal that will likely provide Boston with a draft pick.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 15, 2014
From Miami, Boston will also receive Philadelphia's projected future first-round pick and a future second round pick, league source tells Y— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 15, 2014
On Philly's 1st-rounder to Boston via Miami, here's detail: If Sixers don't make playoffs this season or next, turns into two 2nd rounders.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 15, 2014
Other national reporters / media had this to add:
PHI 1st going to BOS is sort of a fake 1st -- lotto-protected this year, and next, then 2nd. But East is so bad, you never know next year.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 15, 2014
Boston is effectively paying Joel Anthony's salary next season ($3.8M) for 3 second-round picks, outside chance at one 1st/one 2nd.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 15, 2014
Shocked there are BOS fans telling me this is a horrible trade. It's Jordan Crawford. What, you wanted Harrison Barnes? Klay? Mila Kunis?— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 15, 2014
My dad: "I liked watching Crawford, he played hard. We turned him into some 2nd round picks and helped Miami? Oh great! That trade sucked!"— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) January 15, 2014
Can’t wait for Mark Jackson to declare that Jordan Crawford is the best one-on-one player in NBA history.— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) January 15, 2014
so, is Joel Anthony our best center right now? LOL— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) January 15, 2014
HAHAAHAHAH THEY TRADED FOR JOEL. AINGE WINS THE TANK WAR, Y'ALL.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) January 15, 2014
Yeah, so the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, and a little bit of the Philadelphia 76ers, did something. I'd like to see our team get involved too, unless we're saving up our expiring deals for cap space that we'll just end up using to partner with teams doing salary cap dump trades like we did last off-season. Either way, trade season is heating up.
This trade does make the Warriors less likely to miss the playoffs, and makes the Celtics more likely to have a bad record this year. So on both spectra we are falling farther behind with this deal.