He seems to be happy.
I had already posted some statistics about Jordan Crawford early in the morning because that deal made too much sense, (CelticsLife: always gives you the fastest updates and insights) but now that it's official I would like to delve more into the subject.
First of all, the Celtics have found the almost perfect replacement for Leandro Barbosa. Jordan Crawford is a slightly downgraded microwave oven that comes without the 3-point feature and might overcook your meals sometimes, but it works now, so that's sort of a huge plus. Here are the per 36 minutes stats this year:
Jordan Crawford: 18.4 pts, 3.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals, .415 FG%, .345 3pt%
Leandro Barbosa: 15.2 pts, 3.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.2 steals, .430 FG%, .383 3pt%
This trade is an absolute win for the Celtics: We've gotten a role player to exactly fill a void as needed. Moreover, he's young and has great upside if he improves his basketball IQ. The player we've ...