Found February 21, 2013 on Boston Sports Then & Now:
Celtics fans can only hope that Jordan Crawford is bringing his scoring prowess to Boston For all the hoopla that surrounded the Boston Celtics in recent weeks, the trade deadline came and went with minimal activity.  For those of you hoping to see Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and/or Rajon Rondo go in a blockbuster deadline deal, sorry.  For those of you, like me, who anticipated that Celtics GM Danny Ainge would stand pat at the deadline, well you were right (sort-of).  In a late mid-afternoon deal, which first came to light in the early morning, the Celtics and Washington Wizards came to an agreement in which the Wizards sent Jordan Crawford to Boston for ½ of Leandro Barbsoa and Jason Collins. Crawford has had what many would call an uninspiring NBA career.  He has averaged the following numbers: 26.2 minutes per game, 13.4 points, 3.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds.  Not to shabby for a guy who once was known for dunking on LeBron James before coming to the league. After becoming the 27th pick in the 2010 NBA draft, Crawford put up promising stats for three seasons; however, he continually fell out of favor in Washington, especially after the recent return of John Wall.  That’s what so lackluster about him, he has received 4-straight DNP Coach’s decisions in a row in Washington. Before we jump to any conclusions, lets be honest, Jordan Crawford isn’t the Celtics savior whatsoever.  What he is, is a bench player who can flat out shoot the ball. When poised, Crawford can score the basketball.  After Barbosa’s ACL injury, Ainge knew he needed someone who could come off the bench and do just that.  While I am not advocating for the deal whatsoever, I look at it as more of a necessity.  I don’t like Crawford as a player, but I really do believe that he has some tremendous upside as far as the rest of the season goes.  Prediction: The Celtics will eventually come to rely on his scoring ability with similarity to their dependence on Barbosa’s. Where Crawford fits in remains to be seen.  He can be an enigma sometimes, often falling out of favor for his “chuck every shot in sight” attitude; however, he also holds some serious potential as a threat to score off the bench in bunches.  Coach Doc Rivers summed it up nicely when he said, “I know he can score and that’s something we needed.”  With all luck, the Celtics can hope that removing Crawford from a losing culture in Washington and brining him to a veteran laden Boston team, with a winning attitude, will be enough to spark his confidence going forward. In reality, the trade can be summed up as this: Boston gave up 2 players; one was out for the year and not under contract beyond that.  The other was a veteran presence who was the first big man off the bench; however, he only averaged ten minutes and under two points/rebounds a game.  In the grand scheme of things, this deal makes sense.  Lets just hope it will be enough.

The Wizards Trade Jordan Crawford To Boston…for Nothing

Rackin up DNPs   Well technically not nothing, they will get back Leandro Barbosa’s expiring contract as well as his torn ACL. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Washington Wizards have dealt shooting guard and kind-of Wiz fan favorite Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics for the expiring deal of Leandro Barbosa. What the Wizards get back in return is a player...

Video: Jordan Crawford says being a Celtic is an honor

Jordan Crawford geared up in Celtics green met the Boston press today. He's excited about being a Celtic and was ready for a change. He also touched on his fight with KG a couple Summer's back. Video courtesy of Chris Forsberg.

Jordan Crawford and Kevin Garnett nearly came to blows a couple summers back

When the Boston Celtics traded for Jordan Crawford yesterday I joked about how I didn't want Kevin Garnett to end up with a murder rap on his record after he went off on Jordan Crawford for not playing any defense (his reputation). Turns out the two almost came to blows not too far back. I actually remember this story, but it had slipped my mind. Thanks to CSNNE'S Jessica...

Celtics Make Trade for Jordan Crawford

Celtics will send the Leandro Barbosa expiring contract to the Wizards for Jordan Crawford, league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 21, 2013 The trade that finally happened is one that wasn't one of the big rumors out there, as usual. More on the newest Celtic, Jordan Crawford later.  In the meantime, here is a little bit from Wojo. ...

Rapid Reaction: Celtics Acquire Jordan Crawford from Wizards

Will Jordan Crawford be able to fill the void? Minutes before the trade deadline hit the NBA, The Boston Celtics sent injured guard Leandro Barbosa to the Washington Wizards in exchange for shooing guard Jordan Crawford. This trade comes on the heels of reports that the Celtics were exploring the idea that rookie Fab Melo would be the one headed to Washington, not Barbosa. With Barbosa...

Is Jordan Crawford a good fit in Boston?

When I think "Washington Wizards" the first thing that comes to mind is a terrible squad full of young guys who all try to pad their own stats.  Good team basketball is hardly their forte.  Whether it be the culture of the organization, or the fault of the individual, Jordan Crawford has fit right into this mold during his time in D.C.  The guy loves to shoot. Before...

Comments from the Other Side - Jordan Crawford Edition

I'm convinced that the best way to evaluate a player is to see what the fans of the team he last played for say about him. So, I went to the Wizards fans to see what they had to say about their departing guard.   For the most part, they were angrier about what they didn't get back than losing Crawford.   Steez gon light it up in Boston y'all When the Crawford for...

Rumors update: Jordan Crawford, Tyreke Evans and Clippers pursuit of KG

Trade deadline day started with a small tremor… a report from Chris Broussard that the Celtics are interested in Wizards shooting guard Jordan Crawford: The scale moved from small to mild when Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reminded us of the Celtics interest in the Hawks Josh Smith: “Darkhorse” doesn’t sound too promising, but it appears some sort of Celtics offer remains...

Jordan Crawford Shipped to Boston in a Nothing-for-Nothing Exchange

The trade deadline has come and gone for the Wizards, ultimately resulting in the dismissal of what had become a diminished talent in exchange for a torn ACL, two expiring contracts, and a polarized fan base. Jordan Crawford was dealt to the Boston Celtics this afternoon in exchange for Leandro Barbosa, who is inactive for the rest of the season with a torn ACL but sitting on...

Celtics trade for Jordan Crawford (Fab Melo not included)

Wizards/Celts deal sending Jordan Crawford to Boston will not be for C Fab Melo, per source. Teams still working.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013 Source: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford will be traded to the Celtics. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013Jordan Crawford desperately wanted trade from Wizards, Celtics taking a flyer, reports...

Wizards Talk Jordan Crawford Trade With Mavs, Celtics

Jordan Crawford's value to the Wizards has decreased with the addition of Bradley Beal.

Enemy (trade) Chatter: The Celtics gave up nothing for a cheap, capable scorer

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Washington related to the deal for Jordan Crawford. BNIE: A. Leandro Barbosa wasn’t giving their second unit real punch when on the court, is out anyway and is expiring at the end of the year. Jordan Crawford gives Danny Ainge another rookie...

Report: Boston Celtics Acquire Jordan Crawford From Washington Wizards

It’s not a trade involving Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce, but it’s still worth talking. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Celtics have dealt Leandro Barbosa’s expiring contract for Jordan Crawford. This deal originally involved Fab Melo, but the C’s persuaded Washington. Celtics will send the Leandro Barbosa expiring contract to the Wizards for Jordan...

- Wizards vs. Raptors: Wall Tanks; Crawford Tosses Jersey; Wizards Lose

raptors 96 wizards 88 2/19/2013 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC ESPN Boxscore Game Highlights Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty Images On a night when the scoreboard and shot clock didn't work, the Wizards couldn't getting their timing down all game long. The Wizards went into the All-Star break losing a very winnable game to the Detroit Pistons and looked...

Prieview and Official Report - Suns 2/22

   at  Boston Celtics (28-26) at Phoenix Suns (18-37) Friday, February 229:00 PM ET Regular Season Game #55, Road Game #26TV:  CSNNE, FSA, NBA-LP 765(BOS)/766(PHX)Radio:  WEEI, KTAR US Airways Center Referees:  Joey Crawford, Curtis Blair, David GuthrieThe Celtics move on to Phoenix, still looking for their first win on this 5 game road trip.  This is the second and final...
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