Wizards trade Jordan Crawford to Boston

02/21/2013 4:12 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Jordan Crawford was originally drafted by the then-New Jersey Nets in 2010.(AP)
The Washington Wizards have agreed to send shooting guard Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics in exchange for center Jason Collins and injured guard Leandro Barbosa, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Crawford, 24, began the season as a starter for Randy Wittman’s Wizards and was averaging 13.2 points and 3.7 assists per game in Washington, but had recently been relegated back to a reserve role due to the return of point guard John Wall and the emergence of 2012 top draft pick Bradley Beal.

In return for Crawford, the Wizards get a pair of expiring contracts in Collins and Barbosa, the latter of which will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Collins, 34, was averaging just 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds, and 10.3 minutes in 32 games for the Celtics, while Barbosa was averaging 5.2 points per game and shooting 38.3 percent on three-pointers before injuring his knee last week in a loss to the Bobcats.

Celtics center Fab Melo was initially believed to be part of the deal as well, but Wojnarowski reported prior to the announcement of Collins’ inclusion that Melo would not be traded.

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