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"Mutual interest" between Celtics and FA J-Crossover
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:05:18 PM »

Offline AshyLarry

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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2796176



'The Athletic's Jared Weiss reported there was "mutual interest" between the Boston Celtics and veteran free agent Jamal Crawford during his Celtics Beat podcast Sunday (h/t Nicholas Goss of NESN.com):

"There is mutual interest between the Celtics and Crawford. That I do know. The Celtics didn't make an offer to him. He's been kind of waiting for the right situation to materialize. That's why he's holding out to training camp, basically. He wants to be in a position to win a championship. He wants to sign on with one of these title teams."

Crawford, 38, averaged 10.3 points and 2.3 assists for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, playing 20.7 minutes per game off the bench.'




Even with our 12 guards, I'd welcome the firepower. At 38 years old, I assume minutes aren't Crawford's biggest concern- so bring him in. I love insurance.
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He'll be great addition to our 3-point shooting.

Plus one of the best players for drawing fouls on a 3-point shot!

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 02:11:00 PM »

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He'll be great addition to our 3-point shooting.

You think so?  I've always seen him as a pretty mediocre 3PT shooter.  Not a bad one, necessarily, just not a very good one, either.


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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 02:18:13 PM »

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he can be our Sam Cassell in 08
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He'll be great addition to our 3-point shooting.

You think so?  I've always seen him as a pretty mediocre 3PT shooter.  Not a bad one, necessarily, just not a very good one, either.
Agree completely. He is very average three point shooter, just 33.1% last year which is below average. He also has always been a very inefficient scorer and a bad defensive player. But if he is taking the soon to be vacated 15th roster slot of Jabari Bird on a vet min contract, that's still a very good upgrade.

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 03:12:06 PM »

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Iíd like to see the 15th spot open around buyout season, but I suppose we could always get rid of Yabu in that case.

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He'll be great addition to our 3-point shooting.

You think so?  I've always seen him as a pretty mediocre 3PT shooter.  Not a bad one, necessarily, just not a very good one, either.
Agree completely. He is very average three point shooter, just 33.1% last year which is below average. He also has always been a very inefficient scorer and a bad defensive player. But if he is taking the soon to be vacated 15th roster slot of Jabari Bird on a vet min contract, that's still a very good upgrade.

I think his bad FG% has more to do with shot selection than it does actual shooting ability...  I don't think he's a bad shooter at all from watching him.. I just think he likes to take very bad shots a LOT.

If this weren't the 15th roster spot, I'd say no.... But if it's for the final roster spot, and someone that will come in during a blowout and allow the team to get buckets to maintain a lead, I'm all for it.

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Jamal Crawford is a phenom who seems to just really enjoy playing the ol roundball. He's respected by anyone and everyone who even touches the sport and I think he'd be great on the C's, and good for our credibility entering next summer. When Amir Johnson says, "It's just different there, it's just better" it means one thing, when Jamal Crawford says it, it's canon.

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I'm not so excited him signing here, i mean where is his role for being a (inefficient) scoring first guard with no defense? for the same reason i don't buy for the purpose of locker room veteranship, we already have that and i don't want young kids to look him up and think to play like him.

His playstyle is the opposite that we want, if Danny and Brad wanted him we would have offered him a deal

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cant hurt.
better than bird/ yabu/ nader etc
its not a development year. vets on bench is good idea i think
i always liked him, be excited to have him.

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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 04:59:58 PM »

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Just doesn't seem like we need him.

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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 05:38:31 PM »

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We can never have too much offense off the bench. A respected vet who can create his own shot and provide instant offense off the bench is always a plus. Think of him like GSW era Leandro Barbosa

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Would love to see Jamal Crawford on the Celtics, with his experience and instant offense.

Much rather him than Ainge singing all these guys I've never heard of like Wannamaker, Dozier, Curly Joe, etc.

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We can never have too much offense off the bench. A respected vet who can create his own shot and provide instant offense off the bench is always a plus. Think of him like GSW era Leandro Barbosa

Ditto. Every championship caliber team needs someone like that. Think guys like Posey and Eddie House on the '08 Celtics.

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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2018, 05:55:15 PM »

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I feel like we donít need him.  We donít lack people who can create shots.  If he were an off-ball sniper then that would be one thing, but heís not.  Throw in the fact that he might be the single worst defensive player in the league at this point in his career... and no thanks.

 

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