According to reports, the Washington Wizards have traded guard Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics in exchange for the expiring contract of guard Leandro Barbosa, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, and veteran big man Jason Collins.
Crawford averaged 13.2 points, 3.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game in 43 games for Washington, but his role has been greatly diminished as of late. In frustration, Crawford recently tweeted out his December statistics and even threw his jersey into the crowd after Tuesday's loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Barbosa appeared in 41 games for the Celtics this season and averaged 5.2 points per game before tearing his left ACL earlier this month. The 10-year veteran is a former Sixth Man of the Year, having won the award while with the Phoenix Suns in 2006-07. He is also an Olympian, regularly representing his native Brazil during the Summer Games.
Collins has been in the NBA since 2001, but his best years are behind him since playing an integral role for the New Jersey Nets in their 2002 Finals run.
So for those wondering what to make of this, allow me to help: The Wizards traded a productive, yet unhappy guard for a guard who may never actually wear a Wizards uniform and a past-his-prime center. Ernie Grunfeld, ladies and gentlemen.
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