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Crawford thankful for opportunity

Posted by shawn cassidy on December 7, 2013 at 2:00 AM

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Crawford shared thanks with the media over the Celtics giving him a chance. I think the Celtics should thank Crawford for his leadership and pride so far this season. Crawford was a joke coming into the season, and  on most blogs or Celtic sites people wrote Jordan off, and I was one of them. Maybe Doc didn't use Crawford, or maybe it was the way that Doc used Crawford. Stevens on the other hand has found a great partnership  with Jordan.


After practice Thursday, Jordan Crawford said he wants to “repay” Stevens for giving him an opportunity this season. The guard scored a team-high 22 points to go along with eight assists Friday, then again pointed out the support he’s felt within the Celtics organization.

“I’m thankful. You don’t get that many opportunities in the NBA, so it’s very important. You want to capitalize on your opportunity and ride with that,” he said. “I don’t have to look over my shoulder, that’s one thing. I think they believe in me here. I don’t have to worry about anybody saying this or saying that, so that’s a little more comfortable.”

He added, “There’s times where you think certain things are going to happen and they don’t go as planned. So you have doubt a little bit of how your career (will unfold) – that’s not what you dreamed of when you were little. So I’m just thankful for the opportunity.”

I feel for Crawford because he's played so well thus far, and once Rondo returns what will become of Crawford? Will he impact the Celtics off the bench like he was meant to do when Danny made the trade last year? Crawford has the league on notice right now, and I hate to say it but Danny might flip him this year, or he'll just wait until next summer to think about resignig him. I would love to see Crawford finding a new role once Rondo comes back. Jordan averages 29.1 minutes per game, and maybe he'll see that much action when Rondo comes back because he'll back him up likely and he'll fill in for Bradley. I think will see less time of Lee and Pressey may not see time on the floor. As for Brooks he's not even a thought.

Crawford has been solid in his last three games posting a team-high 22 Friday night and another team best 25 points Wednesday night. Crawford was also was solid with an 18 point against the Bucks in a losing effort. The journey has just begun for Crawford and his last stop is up in the air at this point in time. I would love to see Crawford in green for as long as he wants to be in Boston, and as long as he plays well in Stevens system.

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Reply celtsfan
1:18 PM on December 7, 2013 
I really hope Jordan and Rondo coexist. Stevens needs to find him the playing time.
Reply jlil89
1:55 PM on December 7, 2013 
Ainge would be foolish IMO to trade Crawford. We have waited too long for a player like him to spell Rondo and now more than ever we need ball handling and passing. Rajon needs a capable backup to help ease him back onto the court. No more 40+ minute games. Rondo is our guy and we need to take care of him.

Sorry Lee but this means your'e the trade chip. I want J-Craw resigned even if it is for Courtney Lee money. I also don't think he wants to leave. This man was getting ridiculed and laughed at in Washington. Who's laughing now? Steez is flourishing under Brad Stevens and I'm positive he wishes to keep it that way.