David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

Source: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford will be traded to the Celtics.

David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

Wizards/Celts deal sending Jordan Crawford to Boston will not be for C Fab Melo, per source. Teams still working.

Details coming. It was widely believed that the trade would include Fab Melo, but now, it's more likely Leandro Barbosa's expiring contract.

In his brief NBA career, Crawford's biggest claim to fame is his dunk on LeBron James when Crawford was at Xavier.

UPDATE: Woj confirmed.

Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

Celtics will send the Leandro Barbosa expiring contract to the Wizards for Jordan Crawford, league source tells Y! Sports.

By only giving up Barbosa, the Celtics preserve their roster flexibility so they can still add buy out candidates and free agents. Also, remember that Ainge still has plans to bring back Barbosa next season. I'm guessing that the Celtics will pay Washington for his rehab and surgery next month. After this season, Crawford still has another year on his contract and then a summer of restricted free agency if Boston decides to extend a qualifying offer. It's a small risk, big reward move for the Celtics who desperately needed scoring off the bench. Crawford has been traditionally known as a bit of a chucker, but if he can reign it in a little and pick up the defense, he could find himself in the rotation this year and next.