We have started to see our team come together the past 20 or so games, and we like the chemistry of those players in Coach Wittman’s rotation as well as the team commitment we’ve seen on the defensive end.
Jordan Crawford’s playing time had become limited, and he did not figure into our short-term or long-term plans. He will join a Boston team that has an immediate backcourt need due to injuries. In return we obtained Jason Collins, a 7-footer who has been part of two NBA Finals, and Leandro Barbosa, who will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
This trade created roster flexibility because the contracts of the players we acquired will expire at season’s end. Crawford has one year remaining on his contract. Here is a link to an interview with Ernie Grunfeld and the news release.