Scalabrine on Crawford, need for big man
Brian Scalabrine says for Jordan Crawford to make an impact he'll need to fit into Doc Rivers' system
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-- -- did make a deal today picking up Jordan Crawford 24 year old scoring guard from Washington. Right now let's go back to Los Angeles objected when Mike Mike Gorman Brian Scalabrine. I think it's very much we're back here at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel with the Celtics have acquired Jordan Crawford at the trade deadline played a couple of years. With different teams you've been with the -- she's been with Washington he went regardless of colleges actually went to University of Indiana and moved on to stadium known primarily as a score. What kind of an effect I mean this is not a -- been sitting on the on the bench jockeys and a fifteen point game got to Washington. Well the one thing it's going to be existing it just seems to me that Jordan Crawford needs the ball in his hands as he effectiveness. If you well sort of Paul Pierce in court you be in a lot of guys on the so you have to have the ball in their hands. If Jordan Crawford could adapt Doc Rivers to get him moving the ball side to side and getting him to play off the ball then maybe he could be affected by. It's going to be a learning process for Jordan Crawford I know he's talented player always good to have -- blasted her or valuable. Pieces but it's gonna be hard to him especially knock them in camp. And team. The way the Celtics do it but. A very very talented offensive scorer but you make some tough shots. To any big time shots at the bench -- be the guy who leads the restore confidence and no results -- thrive. On being unselfish ball movement for that second unit now needs a scorer can he be -- current. Yeah I don't know I think where either the Celtics in the way they've played the way that the have success is by the ball movement they don't rely on one guy don't have Jamal Crawford coming up to general jacking up ten shots in eight minutes. That's not the way the Celtics have played in the past not the way the Celtics wanna play now I I feel like if he's going to be successful he's gonna have to. Harness his talent and make himself -- into the Doc Rivers system if he can do that. Then maybe you'll have a nice role on this team where you have some success. Have had a chance -- -- to Danny or dark about the Shepherd that. Just getting you speculate there's always speculation is this a great day for fans know. I mean to cut the -- speculation the one thing about fab Melo is he he comes through a program here where. You have to be extremely locked in and and in dialed into the system. May be forgotten how to get more minutes interview to be a good time for him to go to a place that they don't hold into the accountability. Level. Got a Doc Rivers or the -- -- for -- and Kevin Garnett. It's gonna hold you to. Eventually that would develop that game plans. Decisions and he'll improve. But if you don't if you can't do that doc can't count argument or Kevin Garnett can't count you can doc won't count on you so it's very difficult for him to break into this rotation. To the unsophisticated guy you -- about Jason Collins sophisticated basketball fans knew the Jason Collins. Did a lot of things out there that need to be done when he was on the court when the Celtics don't have enough. I don't know why it -- I senses are gonna look for guys to give waived or bought out and they're gonna try to sign a big. There's no way right now that they're thinking we have enough size upfront. Q did you continue to compete for a championship and we say those words that we feel like they can't compete for a championship and everyone feels that way believe me. This team doesn't feel that way and Doc Rivers doesn't feel that way they -- they're gonna happen signed a big to have some size up front to protect the rim in and just try to get some money off them. The waiver wire someone has bought out parents are more tough games on the road for the Celtics relieve. And head for Phoenix and ABC Jordan Crawford there.