The Celtics added some much needed depth to their depleted backcourt prior to Thursday’s trade deadline when they acquired guard Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins.
Barbosa, who signed a one-year deal with the Celts before the season, has an expiring contract and will not play for the remainder of this season due to a torn ACL he suffered earlier this month…meaning the Celts basically picked up Crawford for nothing. Not a bad deal.
The 24-year old Crawford is averaging just over 13 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds per game off the bench this season. He averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists while playing an 35.8 minutes per game in the month of December. While John Wall was sidelined during the early months of this season, Crawford displayed play-making ability at the point or shooting guard position, and even logged a triple-double against the Hawks (27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) on December 18th.
Crawford is signed through the 2014 season and is due to make $2.1 million this season and $3.2 million next year.