HoopsHype Jordan Crawford rumors

January 24, 2014 Updates

Now Ainge doesn’t have to be worried about whether a trade might cost the Celtics a few wins. From the second he agreed to the Pierce-Garnett deal, he has been playing for seasons beyond 2013-14. “I don’t do deals just for the sake of change,” said Ainge. “We change for the purpose of progress. In the deal that we did with Jordan (Crawford) and MarShon (Brooks), as an example, we like those guys, but we really want to see Phil (Pressey) play. And it was tough for him to get minutes and opportunities. With Rondo coming back, Phil wasn’t going to (get) a chance to play much. Boston Herald

One of the logs is back at home, still under contract to the Celts cashing checks and waiting to see if he’s included in a trade. “I would say Keith (Bogans) was a guy we probably knew going into the year that wasn’t in the long-term plan,” Ainge said. “But with MarShon and Jordan, they’re still young players. I like how Jordan played for us, and I like him as a kid. I like what I saw in MarShon when he got a chance to play in the D-League and his last game with us. I think he has potential and possibilities. We’ll continue to monitor them, as well. Those guys are free agents this summer. We’re evaluating everybody in the NBA, along with our own guys. But where we are now, we need to see some guys play. Boston Herald

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The trade will save the Heat about $7.7 million in salary and luxury taxes this season and frees them on the $3.8 million they owed Anthony for next season. Depending on the Heat's salary-situation for next season, this is a deal that could end up saving them more than $15 million in salary and luxury taxes for a player who played just 37 minutes this season. ESPN.com

January 3, 2014 Updates

Crawford is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. However, he thinks that in Boston, under Stevens, he's found an environment where he can flourish. "I think everybody bought in from Day One," Crawford said of the Celtics' surprising start. "(Stevens) has done a good job of keeping us focused." Still, he can't help but think about the decision he'll have to make this summer. "It's an NBA thing," he said "You're supposed to think about being a free agent. It's going to happen, so there's nothing I can do to deny it. I definitely want to be here. But it's the NBA. You never know what's going to happen." USA Today Sports

December 21, 2013 Updates

In hindsight, though, Crawford said he probably would have accepted a sixth-man role. “I would have. The reason I wasn’t as comfortable with it as I should be is because we weren’t a good team,” he said. “I was thinking, ‘Are we a good team? Are we fighting for something?’ ” Boston Herald

The guard sat out his last four games prior to his trade to the Celtics last February, after alienating Wizards management with his emotional response to the rise of John Wall and Bradley Beal ahead of him in the rotation. “I knew it was coming, but I should have been more professional with it,” Crawford said yesterday of his response to being bumped out of a starting role last season after Wall returned from injury. Boston Herald

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Miami is looking to deal for a young wing player who can score and take some of the load off Dwyane Wade. A few GMs have identified Boston’s Jordan Crawford as a player the Heat will go after in the coming days/weeks. New York Daily News

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