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All by himself

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 12, 2013 at 5:15 AM



Alone he lay's on a raft. His life jacket fits just right, and  alone in the dark he's pondering. Alone he's out to sea, he wakes up out on the ocean, with the sun beating down hotter, and brighter then he could have imagined.  Alone he seeks out for help. A lonely cloud floats leisurely by Jordan Crawford, and he says to himself "I am of no importance"…That is what they say.


I'm guilty, I have cast Jordan Crawford away like so many other people. For good reasons, but it doesn't make it any better. The chance of Crawford staying with the Celtics long term is -100%. Their is no chance of it happening. Jordan Crawford feels the same breeze of fresh air that we do, but it's an unwelcome comfort. He's not welcome in Boston, because frankly he's not a game changing player for a team that's rebuilding.


I can picture Crawford on a rainy day taking jumpers, alone on the court, and the thoughts would  start to come faster then the rain that was falling on his face. All of us have put Crawford alone on an island ,and I don't regret feeling that way, and I know he's not apart of the future. Surely our hearts desire more. Crawford has become the bud of every joke, and he hasn't been a perfect example on the court. He's a guy that would take every shot if he could. We sometimes judge him like he's an underachieving player that should be a star, but he's not even close.


I wrote this guy off, but I feel like sometimes, I may have jumped the gun on him. What if Stevens can grab his attention, and what if Rondo can do the same. The night falls with a silent sigh. I walk outside to think more about this, and I feel like he's a player that won't change. He just doesn't fit into the Celtics plans, he could be a crucial player elsewhere, especially for a team that wants to contend. The Thunder may want him? They lost Kevin Martin,and they may need a scorer off the bench.


So far away it was, the season is inching closer, and will be able to touch it soon. It's now September 12th, and Danny could start using everyone that's currently on the roster in a trade. If I was a gambling man, I would say that Crawford could be the first guy out. I know one thing, nobody will shed a tear if he's traded.

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Reply paul
5:14 AM on September 13, 2013 
Such a great piece, Shawn, about the contradictions at the heart of sports