Wizards Make Trade Deadline DealPosted on February 22, 2013 by Ted Leonsis
have started to see our team come together the past 20 or so games, and we like
the chemistry of those players in Coach Wittman’s rotation as well as the team
commitment we’ve seen on the defensive
Jordan Crawford’s playing time had become limited, and he did not
figure into our short-term or long-term plans. He will join a Boston team that
has an immediate backcourt need due to injuries. In return we obtained
Jason Collins, a 7-footer who has been part of two NBA Finals, and Leandro
Barbosa, who will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
This trade created roster flexibility because the contracts of the players we acquired will expire at season’s end. Crawford has one year remaining on his contract. Here is a link to an interview with Ernie Grunfeld and the news release.