During a season where they lost Rajon Rondo to an ACL injury the Boston Celtics were desperate for any sort of offensive playmaker. Prior to the trade deadline Danny Ainge was able to acquire shooting guard Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards for practically nothing. With youngsters John Wall and Bradley Beal leading the way the Wizards were seemingly trying to clear the way for their young guards to lead the way. Crawford was a victim of this as Washington believed they were adding simply by subtracting. Now it seems as if the Celtics may have the same mindset. According to a report the Celtics would "love" to deal Jordan Crawford but they have been unable to do so. If you're a scorer and a team desperate for offense doesn't want you there probably won't be much interest for your services around the league. Because they gave up almost nothing and were trying to make one last run for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett it's hard to call the trade a bad move for Boston. However Crawford didn't end up having much of an impact and he was pretty much as advertised; a scorer who wasn't very good at scoring efficiently. The Celtics currently have a huge logjam at shooting guard featuring Avery Bradley Courtney Lee MarShon Brooks Keith Bogans and Crawford. The team may be looking to shed some salary during a rebuilding phase and it would seem foolish to keep five shooting guards during the process.
Celtics Would Reportedly 'Love' to Trade Jordan Crawford
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 28