In his debut with the Boston Celtics, former Wizards guard Jordan Crawford joined an exclusive club, becoming the 46th player in NBA history to take the floor wearing number 27.
Regardless of his jersey number, the player that took the floor on Friday night against the Phoenix Suns was remarkably similar to the one Wizards’ fans watched in Washington.
In 17 minutes Crawford scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting, including 2-for-5 from long distance in the Celtics' 113-88 win. Crawford also had three rebounds and two assists, while only turning the ball over once.
While Crawford is known for his confidence, he was actually quite nervous about the trade and the opportunity to play for one of the NBA’s premier teams as he told ESPNBoston, “Boston Celtics -- that carries a lot of weight. I was anxious, nervous, hands sweating -- all that.”
With the Wizards only playing the Celtics one more time, March 7 in Boston, Wizards fans will have to wait till next year to welcome Crawford back to Washington.