After an uneventful run up to trade deadline, some big news finally broke.
The only other term known at that time was that Boston was not giving up rookie Fab Melo:
Wizards/Celts deal sending Jordan Crawford to Boston will not be for C Fab Melo, per source. Teams still working.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013
Not long afterward, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted further terms of the deal. Surprisingly, all the Celtics gave up was the expiring contract of Leandro Barbosa, who is out for the season with an ACL tear anyway.
They also sent reserve center Jason Collins to Washington. Collins had been averaging just 1.2 points in his 10.3 minutes per game (per Wojnarowski).
It seems like a real coup for Boston that it not only retained its healthy 2012 draft pick, but also swapped a player who could no longer help the team this season.
The Celtics get a solid scorer in Crawford, who is only in his third year. Doc Rivers could coach the young man up and give Boston a solid player at the 2 for years to come.
So, as we bask in the glory that is the trade deadline, let's pick the winners and losers of the Jordan Crawford trade.