Originally written on Celtics Spot  |  Last updated 10/24/14
According to a report by CSNNE.com's A. Sherrod Blakely, the Boston Celtics are highly interested in sending Jordan Crawford on his way.  Crawford was acquired by the Celtics just prior to last year's trade deadline. At that point, Rajon Rondo had already torn his ACL and Boston was looking for absolutely anything that could even resemble an offensive presence. Having averaged 13.7 points per game on a less-than-impressive 28% shooting from downtown, the third year man out of Xavier was the best that Danny Ainge could scrounge up.  However, considering Ainge was able to land Crawford for pennies on the dollar, it wasn't necessarily a bad move at the time. In exchange for Crawford's services Ainge sent an injured Leandro Barbosa and veteran big man Jason Collins to D.C.  While it's obvious that Danny Ainge didn't honestly think Jordan Crawford would be the savior of the Celtics' season, you can bet that he was hoping Crawford would serve as somewhat of a stop-gap. Through 27 games with Boston he averaged 9.1 points per game on 42 and 32% shooting from the floor and distance, respectively. "Mediocre" is the term I would use to describe his play and it only got worse when the playoffs rolled around. Crawford appeared in five games during the Celtics' seven game series against the New York Knicks and averaged 3.6 points per while shooting 30% from the field and 25% from beyond the arc. It's safe to say that Jordan Crawford further proved he was worthy of the title, "high volume scorer." Bad shot selection has plagued him during his short NBA career thus far and the pattern remained unchanged once he got to Beantown.  Now the Celtics have five shooting guards - Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Jordan Crawford, MarShon Brooks, and Keith Bogans - on their projected 2013-14 roster which makes one or two of them expendable. Unfortunately for Crawford, he's one of those few.  Crawford and Brooks are very much alike in terms of strengths and weaknesses on the basketball court. Both guards play with a "score first, score second" mentality and neither can play a lick of defense. With that said, you might be wondering why the Celtics wouldn't look to flip Brooks instead/as well. But seeing as Ainge just acquired him via the KG-Pierce trade with the Brooklyn Nets, I'm sure Boston's president of basketball operations wants to see what he can do for the team that originally drafted him.  The same could be said for Keith Bogans. While he may not get much burn, he'll serve as a mentor for some of the younger guys on this roster seeking a veteran's advice.  And of course Bradley and Lee are here to stay for the foreseeable future and that brings us back to square one. Crawford is the most unneeded one of the bunch and if the Cs can put together anything that looks like a decent enough deal, he seems to be as good as gone. But that's just it, the Celtics haven't even been able to begin brainstorming a return package. After all, it's pretty hard to execute a deal when there isn't an interest from other teams. That's right, there isn't a single team in the Association that is even slightly intrigued by the possibility of acquiring Crawford.  So where does that leave Boston? Will they have to bite the bullet and keep the inefficient shooting guard as he plays out the last year of his current deal? Or will a suitor rear it's head and make a play for him? Both questions remained unanswered so all we can conclude is that Crawford might be in trouble when he hits free agency during the summer of 2014.  Crawford is set to make $2.1 million this season. Follow @TimMacLean_

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