UPDATE: Jordan Crawford has been traded to the Golden State Warriors.
Boston has traded guards Jordan Crawford and Marshawn Brooks to Golden State, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 15, 2014
The Celtics, Warriors and Heat actually completed a three-team deal that also sent MarShon Brooks to Golden State.
- Warriors make three-team trade with Celtics, Heat - Yahoo Sports - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
Peter Vecsey, who broke several stories during last summer's free agency, now tweets that the Nets are among five teams interested in Jordan Crawford, the 6'4" combo guard who two months was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week but has since fallen out of favor. Vecsey listed Brooklyn first among interested teams.
With Rondo about 2B activated, Celtics are close 2 dealing Jordan Crawford. BK, Clips, Suns, Rockets, Warriors are interested— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) January 15, 2014
Vecsey provided no details on who any of the teams would deal for Crawford, the relative level of interest or when a trade could go down. Rajon Rondo is expected to return to action this week, leaving Crawford without much of a role. Crawford was originally drafted by the Nets in 2010. His rights were immediately traded to Atlanta for those of Damion James and German center Tibor Pleiss.
He's averaging 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 30.7 minutes per game, a little above his career averages. He's started 35 games for the Celtics. The week of December 9, when the Celtics went 3-0, he averaged 23.3 points and 6.7 assists and won Eastern Conference player or the week Since then, his game has tailed off and his well-known propensity for forcing shots and turning the ball over has become evident.
In nine games this month, all losses, he's still averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 assists but is shooting only 35.6 percent overall and 20.7 from deep. He also seems to be fallen out of favor with Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
He currently makes $2.16 million, and has a qualifying offer under his rookie contract for $3.21 million next season. While Vecsey reports the Clippers are interested, under terms of an agreement between the commissioners office following the Clips hiring Doc Rivers, Boston and L.A. cannot participate in a trade this season.
During the summer, Vecsey, the former Post columnist, broke that the Nets had re-signed Andray Blatche, signed Andrei Kirilenko and accurately dismissed rumors of Nets' interest in coaching candidates
- NBA trade rumor: Jordan Crawford "close" to being traded? - Jeff Clark - Celtics Blog
- The Rise and Fall of Jordan Crawford - Kevin O'Connor - Celtics Blog