HoopsHype Jordan Crawford rumors

February 22, 2013 Updates

Crawford was the Wizards’ third-leading scorer this season, averaging 13.2 points and 3.7 assists, but had recently fallen out of the rotation and did not appear in any of the past four games. He was serenaded with chants during the third quarter of the Wizards’ last home game, a 96-88 loss on Tuesday to the Toronto Raptors in which he slouched over and wrapped a towel over his head on the bench. After the game, Crawford tossed his jersey and shooting shirt into the stands with disgust before heading to the locker room. “He never came in and said” he wanted a trade, Grunfeld said, “but his actions and the way he has been, he hasn’t been the happiest person, but he’s a good player and we wish him luck in his new situation.” Washington Post

Crawford will be an interesting option in that way. Though the third-year player has clear offensive talent, he also fell out of Washington’s young rotation. His last game was a six-minute appearance on Feb. 6 against the Knicks. “I know he can score. That’s something we needed,” said Rivers. “Losing Barbosa has hurt us. He was a wild card off the bench, and I hope (Crawford) gives us that. Hopefully with our staff and veteran players around him he can grow. “(Crawford) wasn’t playing,” he said. “The good thing and the bad thing I hear about him is his confidence. It was tough for him there to buy into a role, because he looked around and said, ‘I’m better than them.’ I’m hoping we don’t have that issue here. If we do, then it will be a problem.” Boston Herald

February 21, 2013 Updates

If the Wizards make a trade before the deadline, reserve shooting guard Jordan Crawford is the most likely candidate to be dealt but they might not get much in return. When asked what the Wizards could possibly get for Crawford, one rival Eastern Conference executive replied, “very little.” According to the league source with knowledge of the team’s plans, the Wizards have been making and fielding calls to possibly deal Crawford, who has fallen out of Coach Randy Wittman’s rotation and doesn’t appear to be a part of the franchise’s future plans. Washington Post

February 20, 2013 Updates

Washington Wizards shooting guard Jordan Crawford is not pleased with his reduced role, and the Wizards are looking to move him, a person familiar with Washington's thinking told USA TODAY Sports. USA Today Sports

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