5 Former Washington Wizards We’d Love to See in the BIG3

Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas (Photo by George Bridges/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas (Photo by George Bridges/MCT/MCT via Getty Images) /
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Washington Wizards Jordan Crawford
Washington Wizards Jordan Crawford (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Jordan Crawford

Jordan Crawford‘s time as a Washington Wizard was fairly short, but it had its moments. Remember that game winner vs the Portland Trail Blazers? However, his departure might have been more memorable than any single game as a Wizard.

When Crawford left D.C., he wasn’t exactly happy with how he was used here. Before he was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2013, Crawford could be seen throwing his Wizards jersey into the stands out of general frustration. Once with Boston, Crawford didn’t exactly have anything good to say about the Wizards, either. However, he’s recently changed his tune. At least about John Wall

Crawford spent just one full season (2011-12) with the Wizards, but suited up for more than 130 games during his time in D.C. He showed obvious offensive ability, immediately contributing to the scoring once he arrived in Washington. After being acquired via trade form the Hawks, Crawford finished the 2010-11 season averaging over 16 points per game for the Wizards. But immaturity (he was just 24 years old when traded to Boston) and weak defensive play limited Crawford’s ability to thrive as a rotational player.

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Defensive effort and willingness to fit the team’s system aren’t as high of priorities in the BIG3 as they are in the NBA. That could work in Crawford’s favor.