Crawford is a veteran of the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, and ……New Jersey Nets….and the BULLS?
Jordan Crawford became the first Musketeer underclassman drafted in the NBA and fifth in its history (which includes former Pelicans David West, and James Posey), when he was taken 27th overall by the then New Jersey Nets.
Moments later, he went to the Atlanta hawks, sitting at #28. The trade sent Crawford in exchange for Damian James, who had been taken 24th. His contributions there would be minimal, as he added four points per game at an average of ten minutes, appearing in only 16 games.
After but half a season, the former Hoosier/Musketeer would be in a deal to the Washington Wizards. It was just what the young man needed. As a rookie, he reached 39 points against the Heat (and LeBron) and a triple double against the Cavaliers (not LeBron).
But after 1.5 successful seasons of trying to pass superstar John Wall for playing time, Crawford was again traded midseason in 2013. This time, it was to the Celtics for Jason Collins (remember him?) and LeAndro Barbosa. If you’re keeping track, that’s three times in two seasons Crawford is a part of a trade……
After starting admirably in place of the injured Rajon Rondo and winning Eastern Conference Player of the Week Honors, Crawford was then shipped midseason in 2014 to the Golden State Warriors in a three team trade with the Heat that also involved Marshon Brooks and Joel Anthony.
He would score 41 points in the final game of the season on April 16th, 2014. But at the age of 25, it would not be enough to earn another NBA contract. In 2015, he would be signed to a contract by the Chicago Bulls, but was waived before playing in a single regular season contest.