IFWT Jordan Crawford

Many would consider the two-time defending champion Miami Heat as a stacked team.  They currently have 17-6 record and the second seed in the Eastern Conference.  By all accounts they seem to be doing fine except for shooting guard Dwyane Wade.  He’s still putting up impressive stats but Wade often has to be rested, sitting out games to preserve his knees.  According to this report, the Heat may have a remedy to fix the situation.

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via Mitch Lawrence of 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.

That would be reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week Jordan Crawford, who helped lead Boston to the only 3-0 record in the East last week while turning in averages of 23.3 points (fourth in the conference) on 61 percent shooting, to go along with 3.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per contest.

If the Heat did trade for Crawford, it would likely be no more than a rental for this season. Crawford will be a restricted free agent next year if a qualifying offer of $3.2 million is made, but a strong season in Miami would drive up his value beyond what the Heat would commit in long-term salary.  The Celtics although at the top of the lowly Atlantic Division are expected to go through rebuilding mode.