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Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics would love to move Jordan Crawford

Chuck - Red's Army July 25, 2013 Celtics News, Jordan Crawford, The Morning Dump 13 Comments

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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 

Boston appears to have a logjam at both the shooting guard and power forward positions.

While the C’s are believed to be open to trading most of the players on their current roster, a league source said the Celtics would “love” to move Jordan Crawford but have had little to no interest thus far.

Crawford is set to earn $2.1 million this season.

“Look at that their team?” the source said about the Celtics. “[Crawford] and MarShon Brooks are basically the same kind of player. No sense in keeping both of them around if you can help it.”

CSNNE

While the Celtics would ‘love’ to move Crawford, I think he’s near the bottom of Danny Ainge’s to-do list. Dumping Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries are the priorities. I think any deal involving Wallace and Hump happens during the season, near the trade deadline.

Injuries during camp could force a team to trade for Crawford. It’s possible the Lakers’ management will wake from their delusional coma and accept the fact Kobe Bryant and his torn Achilles won’t be back on the court before January. We can only hope…

Something has to happen by August 1. ESPN’s Chris Forsberg sums it up:

Boston has 16 signed players and only Shavlik Randolph is on a nonguaranteed deal. His contract becomes fully guaranteed on Aug. 1, which could tip Boston’s hand if the next move doesn’t come before then. If Randolph is retained, then it’s likely another big will be moved before camp. If Randolph is released to free salary and a roster spot, it would appear the Celtics are not confident they can deal one of their other bigs.

I bet they waive Shav. Thanks for the memories.

Related: ESPN Boston – Breaking down the guard logjam | C’s face decision on Randolph

The rest of the links:

Herald – Marshon Brooks learns from bumpy ride | CSNNE – Bradley a positive influence on NBA hopeful | Mass Live – Pitino thinks Stevens adjustment to losing will be difficult

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  • Raoul

    Why, oh why isn’t Melo gone yet?

    • Matt Thompson

      I would take Shav over three Melo’s

  • Chuck Moran

    They might have to move Bradley to get someone to take some of these contracts. Don’t want to do that but if they had to I think I’d use Bradley instead of sully case those are probably the two players teams might be willing to take on some bad contracts.

  • NE_Celt

    Crawford could be somewhat of a contributor…but his attitude and trash talking makes him a punk…not a Celtic…hope he gets the boot.

    I wish Shav’s and Melo’s deals were reversed…much rather see Shav snatching up rebounds and getting 2nd chance buckets then Melo getting a “dunk” blocked…Melo also seemed to jump on board with some of Crawfords shenanigans…leads me to believe his maturity isn’t there.

    Ideal roster (for me) would be Rondo, Bradley, Sully, Green, Olynyk starting…Pressey, Lee/Brooks, Bass, Shav, Vitor/Iverson coming off the bench…all the rest are disposable as far as I am concerned…of course with all the contracts and trading that has to happen…I know this wont work out this way…sigh.

    • eddysamson

      Thats 12…add Bogans, Humph, and Wallace since we have to and yes thats my ideal roster as well.

      • NE_Celt

        Good point…but id almost rather have those spots filled up by training camp attendees or people we get in return for trading the other pieces…but out of the three Bogans seems like the one I wouldn’t mind keeping around…he seems like the only one out of the three who is actually happy to now be a Celtic.

  • Frank Aziza

    If Rondo returns back to his all-star form and Jeff Green can be an all-star this season I think the Celtics could win 50 games with this current roster. Wallace and Humphries could be solid players.

    • Chief_00

      Shit if we were after 50 wins we would have been able to do that with KG and PP still here.

  • Prince Akeem

    heres what we should do. package Bass, Lee, and Crawford and send them out to Charlotte for ben gordon’s expiring contract. Then we send Wallace to Detroit for Charlie Villanueva’s expiring contract. Charlotte is trying to become relevant and they need pieces to surround big Al with. They wont attract a true quality FA so this would be the next best thing for them. Two solid role guys in Bass and Lee, at reasonable prices, plus Crawford’s expiring deal. They’ll be competitive enough to satisfy the fans and I’m sure they’d rather spread that money out instead of having it all invested in Gordon who has woefully underachieved while in Charlotte. Detroit would love a guy like wallace, a gritty vet who plays tough and fast. He would be a good veteran presence in a detroit locker room full of young guys. They are also trying to become relevant again and having Wallace would definitely be huge for them if he comes in for Smith off the bench… and we get two expiring deals attached to guys who will be playing for new contracts (not from us obviously)…swapping out those two SGs for one will give Shonny brooks more minutes to prove himself this year…and then next year, we go into the summer with two 1st rounders, $30M+ coming off the books, and a nucleus of rondo, green, AB, sully, KO, and brooks if he makes the jump…what do you guys think? I think these are reasonable deals, given the teams theyre attached too. both teams would love to get rid of those guys

    • ShawnCVD

      I like despite the thought of having Charlie V in green. I’m not sure Detroit would bite though. That Wallace contract is an albatross. If he plays well though I can see him moved by trade deadline though and for an expiry makes sense…

  • Rudy Grayson

    Ainge trade Bass,Lee, and Crawford to Charlotte for B.Gordon by this week. Marshon can start at SG while Gordon be our 6th man. Bradley is a backup Guard any way he will accept role off the bench along with Wallace and Sully.

  • Suarez

    Why dump hump? The guy’s got a sizable expiring contract.

  • Lee in Oregon

    I’m guessing if DA could get a 2nd rounder for Crawford, he would have by now.

    Colt45 is off to Europe for at least a year, so maybe Shav sticks….