Originally written on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 11/3/14
Crawford did play for the Wizards! Here is proof!Jordan Crawford was traded to the Celtics at the trade deadline for an injured Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins.  Crawford has given the Celtics some offense off the bench has been the gunner Boston’s offense has desperately needed with their injury ravished line-up.  Sure he is reckless, as he makes both Doc and the opposing coach worried whenever he is on the floor, but he is one of the question marks for the Celtics heading into playoff time who could be a role players who ends up being responsible for winning a playoff game.Either way the Xavier product said some pretty awesome things heading into Sunday’s match-up with his old squad the Washington Wizards (via The Washington Post):“Who?” Crawford said, before adding, “I don’t recall playing for Washington.”…“Just the seriousness it takes every day [in Boston]. The players we have are different. It’s a blessing to be here and learn from the best,”…“It’s just another game,” Crawford said. “I want to come out and try to win the game.”Here is my personal take on what Crawford said:First quotation: I am a huge fan of the ‘they did me dirty, so they have moved out of my conscious awareness’ approach.  It’s always amusing and much better than flat out ragging on your old ball club, because that never does anything good to the public image.  That being said– isn’t this prime time bulletin-board material for the Wizards? Won’t this be the chip on their should they were looking for against the Celtics? Am I giving their motivation to win too much credit for a team fighting for draft lottery position? (The answer is most likely ‘yes’ on all fronts.)Second quotation: I could hear these kinds of quotations from new personnel all day.  Music to my ears– Boston might be fighting off the Bucks, a .500 record, and a plethora of injury problems in April, but if they keep feeding me the ‘we have maintained a winning attitude’ comments I could sleep easy.Third quotation: Is it ever really ‘just another game’?  Basketball has a long 82 games season, many of the games are against non-playoff teams and are played on weeknights.  In that spirit, players have to look towards little things to keep them motivated.  The good players will usually show up for the big games, but the games against the Wizards in April does not fit into the previously described category of ‘big games’.  Long story short– any way to get self motivated to play at a high level when the situation does not necessitate that type of performance is a smart move from a competitive stand point.  In an entirely unfounded claim, I think Crawford does care about this game but only for the purpose of riling up extra competitive juices during a tough stretch  of the season.Boston plays the Washington Wizards (who?) at six this afternoon and the game has the potential to be a good one as Washington has been playing good ball since John Wall came back from injury.  It will be interesting to see how Jordan Crawford handles his new NBA team squaring off against his old club.Follow Jesse on Twitter: J_duderanch
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

MLS 2015 season preview

Report: Broncos will franchise tag Demaryius Thomas

Marshawn Lynch on final SB play: 'I was expecting the ball'

Report: Rangers acquire Keith Yandle from Coyotes

Report: Bucs to keep Vincent Jackson under current contract

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Twins to limit players' smartphone use on game days

Shane Battier: Carmelo Anthony is not that tough to guard

Ronda Rousey would be 'happy' to fight Cat Zingano again

Markieff Morris calls out Suns fans after loss

Cowboys to let DeMarco Murray test free agency?

Brock Lesnar attends UFC 184, keeps MMA rumors alive

WATCH: Sidney Crosby gets leveled in open-ice hit

PHOTO: Pacquiao has message for Mayweather with t-shirt?

Nuggets break team huddle with countdown to end of season

WATCH: James Harden kicks LeBron in the groin

Jim Harbaugh tells Madonna he respects her toughness

Are the Oakland Raiders finally trending up?

Durant blasts Instagram hater for Westbrook comment

Three potential big signings the Steelers could make

Kevin Garnett buys 1,000 tickets for Timberwolves fans

Michigan fan has incredible Charles Woodson tattoo

WATCH: NIU C brings down basket on dunk

McCown plans to embrace mentoring role with Manziel

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

MLS 2015 season preview

Report: Broncos to franchise Demaryius

James Harden kicks LeBron in groin

Lynch: 'I was expecting the ball'

Report: Rangers get Yandle from Coyotes

Harbaugh respects Madonna's grit

Twins to limit game day cell phone use

Kevin Durant blasts hater on Instagram

KG buys 1,000 tickets for T-Wolves fans

Markieff Morris calls out Suns fans

Cowboys letting Murray test market?

Brock Lesnar attends UFC 184

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.