Dec 8, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Boston Celtics shooting guard Jordan Crawford (27) dribbles against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. The Celtics won the game 114-73. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Miami Heat targeting Jordan Crawford in trade with Boston Celtics


The Miami Heat are again one of the most dominant teams in the NBA but we’ve come to expect that out of them. But like a champion body builder — or Heidi Montag — the Heat are never satisfied with their appearance and are always looking to get better in any way they can. According to NBA reporter Mitch Lawrence, one of the ways the Heat could look to get better is by acquiring Jordan Crawford from the Boston Celtics.

Per Lawrence’s column in the New York Daily News:

Miami is looking to deal for a young wing player who can score and take some of the load off Dwyane Wade. A few GMs have identified Boston’s Jordan Crawford as a player the Heat will go after in the coming days/weeks.

The Heat aren’t a young team despite boasting some nice young talent like Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers. Adding Crawford would indeed take pressure off of Dwyane Wade but more importantly would add excellent depth for a deep postseason run.

Like the Indianapolis Colts of the 2000s, the Heat play the regular season because they have to; it’s a formality at this point. The real Heat season starts in April and goes through June and that’s what the team is building for. Making a move for Crawford makes a ton of sense, but the only question is would the Celtics go for it or do they still harbor ill-will towards the Heat?

Tags: Boston Celtics Jordan Crawford Miami Heat

  • Rick Rice

    The Heat want Crawford? So What!! What’s in it for the Celtics? Any BIG MEN Available?

    • Daniel Noel

      greg oden? joel anthony? rashad lewis? birdman? NOPE

      • Sutekh

        Outside of draft picks, the Heat need to con a 3rd team to send a player to the Celts to make any Crawford deal work.

  • Celtics4Life

    Multiple First round picks and ray allen……….

    • Daniel Noel

      PASS on allen. The heat have no one to offer Boston. Weren’t they supposed to sign telfair during the off season?

      • Pavel Saiermann

        Heat has no one to offer?! Some one is in complete denial.

        • Sutekh

          I will rephrase that for him. The Heat has no one to offer salary wise. Obviously, Wade, LBJ, and Bosh are guys that other teams would want but they aren’t going anywhere. After that, who makes sense for a team in rebuild mode? Most of the rest of the Heat are vets on Vet min deals that do not help the Celts in any real way. If the Heat wanted to dump off a few 1st rounders, that would be the only thing that the Celts could use.

  • DeondreHakim

    I would unload Bosh to balance out this team and get an inside post/defensive presence. They’re not beating Indiana as currently constructed.