October 28, 2020

Washington Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld discusses Crawford trade

Audio courtesy Sky Kerstein

The Washington Wizards traded guard Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. In exchange, the Wizards received injured forward Leandro Barbosa and center Jason Collins, with the contract for both players expiring at the end of the season.

Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld met with the media at Verizon Center Thursday evening to explain his rationale for the trade.

“Jordan did not fit into our current plans . . . or our future plans,” Grunfeld said during the press conference. “At this time, we thought it was in the best interest of everyone if we make this trade. It will be a good situation for Jordan. He might get an opportunity to go to a better team and help them and it will allow us to continue on the path that we’re trying to build in the locker room, with work ethic and team play, where everybody is on the same page and wanting to play for the same reasons. Being unselfish offensively and playing good, aggressive defense.”

To hear all of Grunfeld’s remarks, please click the link below.

02-21-13 Ernie Grunfeld Presser RAW

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Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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