15. Jordan Crawford
Acquired from the Wizards for Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins on Feb. 21 as little more than a spare part off the bench, Crawford ascended into the starting point guard role in Rajon Rondo’s absence, and is one of the main reasons Boston finds itself in the hunt for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Since donning the shamrock, Crawford has played in every game, leads all Celtics in assists, has one of the teams’ two triple-doubles (along with Paul Pierce) and places third in steals (38) and total points (641). In a conference that features the likes of LeBron James, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony, it was Crawford who earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for December 2-8 when he averaged 23.3 points and 6.7 assists in leading his team to a 3-0 record.