Miller: Pierce, Garnett can help Crawford develop
Thu, 21 Feb 2013|
Chris Miller, who covers the Wizards, says Jordan Crawford struggled with the coaching staff in Washington
Crawford. To deal makes it a -- Celtics in the Wizards. This is from 2011. From -- while for profit if you get a call I don't tell nobody but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan. -- a dumb play I don't want people to -- Michael Jordan as the best player I want that to beat me that's how I am that's how I lose builds -- Przybilla right now. Covered the Wizards so you're saying that. Mid Atlantic. Obviously. Audition and has a lot of confidence to say the least correct and it just seems to me it -- Chris he had four DOT's. Coach -- -- a player he's -- happy with his playing time so he needed some new scenery. Is gonna work out in Boston. Well if he does exactly what Doc Rivers wants him to do he'll be just fine. Now Jordan Crawford is a guy as you said he's not lacking in confidence. The guy can get buckets if you were also coming off the bench if you need some by the score and score bunches. Jordan can do that. If you want Jordan be a Frontline player to be a franchise -- guy your starting five. He's proven that that could be a little difficult for him because you have to count on him night in and night out to do that but he's got to get you twenty points off the bench one night. He's also got a could shoot twenty times the media gets two points so. He's got it you've got it definitely key. Keep him motivated and keep -- inspired play basketball because this guy when he's good he's really good when he's struggling. It could be a problem what sounds like he's the younger version of Leandro Barbosa. -- but he's playing and that's the difference between Barbosa and Crawford Barbosa is done. This year with a torn ACL so Crawford at least he gives Doc Rivers of minutes off the bits and like I said I mean the guy can score bunches that would not be a problem with Jordan Crawford. Okay take a look at the numbers and again just underscoring his confidence. I heat weeded out nineteen point six assists five rebounds per game in December. When John Wallace out wall comes back so his numbers decreased. You know he gets a point six points a game obviously the productivity is that there. -- -- Washington hasn't did not find a way. To get this guy on the floor -- wall. I mean I no disrespect to the Wizards but it I didn't think they can these two particular here -- putting guys on the floor good score. Right that's a great question well they drafted Bradley deal third overall this summer in the NBA draft and that's the reason -- Jordan Crawford's minutes we're levity. -- won the job in training camp he's a rookie that is not lacking confidence either but he does more than shoot the basketball. He can defend pretty well considering he's nineteen years old. He's a pretty good team player he adapts to everything that's going on inside that locker room. Jordan had some issues with the coaching staff -- did not have those issues hence the reason why he got starters minutes it's the reason why he's playing -- back up you know playing the in the backcourt. With John Wall in the starters so that's the reason why. Crawford could not really adjust when John Wall came back from his injury after he missed the first 33 games and is the reason -- now he's a member of the Boston Celtics could do is blow up on the Celtics -- I don't think so because I think Doc Rivers let it known to short right away what his role is going to be that short eagle on a veteran team. Look when he played with the Atlanta Hawks he was drafted out of Xavier he didn't get a lot of minutes but he had those moments where the Wizards obviously thought three years ago or two years ago that he would be a pretty good piece for them to have Peter. When he's around veterans and people tell what his role is short of the front I think a guy like Kevin Garnett. And Paul Pierce what -- Jordan Crawford developed now as he's in his third year.