February 21, 2013
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced today that they have acquired guard Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards in exchange for guard Leandro Barbosa and center Jason Collins.
“Jordan’s a scorer and he will provide versatility that will add great depth to our roster,” said Danny Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations.
Crawford, a 6’4” guard, has appeared in 43 games for the Wizards this season and is averaging 13.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 26.2 minutes per game. Crawford has recorded 12 games this season with 20 or more points including a season-high 27 points twice (December 28 against Orlando and December 18 against Atlanta). In the game against Atlanta on December 18, he also recorded a triple-double adding 11 assists and 11 rebounds to his season-high-tying 27 points. The third year pro out of Xavier University in Ohio has career averages of 13.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 149 games split between Atlanta and Washington.
Barbosa, a 6’3” guard, appeared in 41 games for the Celtics this season averaging 5.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 12.5 minutes per game.
Collins, a 7’0” center, appeared in 32 games for the Celtics this season averaging 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game.