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Jordan Crawford Traded To Wizards As Atlanta Gives Up On 2010 Draft Class

If you'd told the average Atlanta Hawks fan after the 2010 NBA Draft that Jordan Crawford would be traded away before the end of his first season, you would've been punched in the next. It would not have been a surprised punch in the neck. The punch you would've received in the neck would've been one of knowingness. 

That draft's two other picks: one was sold, and one was spent on Pape Sy, currently a member of the Utah Flash. Of course Crawford wasn't long for Atlanta.

We didn't get to see much of him during his time here, but there's no reason to think he won't become a passable shooting guard at some point in his career. For the time being he'll remain known only for dunking on LeBron James, after averaging 10 minutes played in the 16 games during which he was able to see the floor.

He shot only 35 percent -- not ideal at all for a player who's supposed to be able to drive -- and turned in a Win Shares estimate of meh. But with a sample size this slim, it's pretty hard to evaluate what he could've done with more time.

Considering he's going to play for the Washington Wizards, we'll soon get to see what the Hawks missed out on. With only four players on their roster boasting more than five years of experience, they have every reason to let Crawford get some time in live game action.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.