By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Celtics just traded for the Sixers first round pick in 2014. Maybe. Sort of. But probably not.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski (of course) of Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics traded guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Golden State Warriors. In exchange, the Warriors send guard Toney Douglas to the Miami Heat. The Heat will send little-used power forward/center Joel Anthony to the Celtics, along with the Sixers 2014 lottery protected first round pick.
The pick (thanks Doug and Rod!) was sent to Miami in exchange for the rights to Arnett Moultrie, who is battling back from injury.
The pick is lottery protected in 2014 and 2015, and becomes a second round pick in 2016 and 17 if it never comes to fruition as a first round pick.
In simple terms, if the Sixers make the playoffs in either 2014 (very unlikely) or 2015 (who knows), that year’s first round pick will go to the Celtics. I can’t imagine Sam Hinkie would allow the Sixers to make the playoffs this year. If it came down to it, I can see him grabbing on to Michael Carter-Williams’ leg, during a game, Jeff Van Gundy to Alonzo Mourning style.
A friendly reminder: Doug Collins ran through his shoes and was never booed as a player.