Crawford's never-broken record

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Crawford's never-broken record

This morning on the site, Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely reported that shooting guard Jamal Crawford has opted out of his contract with the Blazers. Sherrod also suggested that Crawford might be a good fit in Boston.

And I agree.

Obviously, it will come down to money, but all things being equal, Crawford fills a few important needs for the Celtics. He can play both point and shooting guard, which is nice especially if they lose Keyon Dooling. He can also stretch the defense, which is nice especially if they lose Ray Allen. Let's be honest: The Celtics are going to be in the market for a veteran shooting guard to come off the bench, and Crawford has built a career on being just that.

He's only two years removed from winning Sixth Man of the Year.

Of course, because of that, you have to wonder if the Celtics and Crawford would ever find common ground on a contract. His deal with Portland was for 5M, so it's fair to assume he's looking for more and for multiple years. Is that something that would interest the Celtics? Considering Crawford's allergy to defense and increasing age I don know.

But I do know this: If Crawford does find his way to Boston, he'll bring with him one of my favorite NBA records

Jamal Crawford is the NBA's all-time leader in four-point plays.

How many does he have? Well, one answer is 34.

Another answer: Enough to have his own three-minute Youtube video comprised of only four-point plays

Amazing. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the Celtics have what it takes (or even have the desire) to bring this four point freak show aboard.

If nothing else, it wouldn't take much for him to be the best Crawford in town.

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

Thomas (groin) out Wednesday vs. Magic

Thomas (groin) out Wednesday vs. Magic

The Boston Celtics are used to this playing without a key starter thing, so tonight’s game at Orlando won’t be all that different than most of their games this season.
 
Isaiah Thomas will not play tonight against the Magic due to a right groin injury he suffered in Monday’s 107-106 loss at Houston.
 
Thomas flew back to Boston Tuesday night.
 
Head coach Brad Stevens told reporters he is leaning towards having Marcus Smart, who filled in earlier for an injured Jae Crowder, start in place of Thomas.
 
The injury occurred in the second quarter of the Rockets game, but Thomas continued to play on as he knocked down a 3-point shot just moments after he first began grimacing while holding the groin.
 
Following the loss, Thomas acknowledged the injury did bother him for the rest of the game as he finished with 20 points on 7-for-18 shooting.
 
“A few drives I didn’t have the lift,” Thomas told reporters. “It is what it is. I’ll figure it out.”
 
Thomas, who was named to his first all-star team last season, has been even more dynamic offensively this year.
 
He leads the Celtics with a career-high 26 points per game and has been ranked among the NBA’s top 10 scorers most of this season.
 
It is too soon to tell if the injury will sideline him for one game, or whether he’ll be out for an extended period of time.

 

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