Dudline 2013

Dudline 2013
February 21, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Ladies and gentlemen . . . Jordan Crawford!



Not a bad video, and you know what? Crawford's not a bad player.

Granted, he's also not a particularly good player. He's not a guy who will raise the Celtics to another level. And unless he steps up his effort on defense, you wonder how much he'll play at all.

But he's OK. He can shoot (and loves to do it!). He can score (and sometimes even does!). He once famously dunked on LeBron (35 second mark). He once famously compared himself to Michael Jordan (and here you go). He'll be an interesting guy to watch for as long as he's here.

Still, Jordan Crawford?

After all the rumors, all the panic, and all the questions about what Danny should and NEEDED to do  . . . Jordan Crawford?

Listen, I don't want to nitpick, but when the most exciting part of the deadline is the five minutes when you thought Fab Melo was traded, it's fair to call it a letdown. Especially when the Celtics also somehow found a way to get smaller. How is that possible? The team that we were all begging to add size actually gave away it's only serviceable seven-footer (even if he is Jason Collins) for another shooting guard?

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it's now 4:15.

Woj has already stepped away from his keyboard and removed his brass knuckles.

It's looks like the 2013 NBA Trade Deadline is a wrap.

So, does that mean the Celtics are now counting on Fab Melo?

Is he the new Jason Collins?

I don't think so. It's more likely that Ainge add size during buyout season, when some names that might become available include Hakeem Warrick and . . . well, that's all I've got for now. Not to mention, Kenyon Martin's already out there. Louis Amundson's already out there. If Terrence Williams is willing to give up his No. 55, the C's could always consider bringing Acie Earl back . . .  nah. It would never work.

At the end of the day, the C's are in a tough place.

But I guess the question is: Would the alternative feel any better?

If given the choice at this very moment, would you prefer to live in this current, pathetically boring post-deadline reality, or in a world where KG plays for the Clippers or Paul Pierce plays for the Nets?

Yeah, me too.

So in the end, maybe no news is good news.

But no news also makes the last few weeks feel like an unbelievable waste of time.

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rich_levine