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Jae Crowder
Jae Crowder
Position: F
Born: 07/06/90
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $6,796,117
But Crowder’s not just playing the four. He’s also playing shooting guard and small forward, taking on a variety of roles as Quin Snyder’s Swiss army knife. That’s a familiar position for Crowder, who’s played a similarly versatile role since being drafted No. 34 in 2012. “He turned out to be one of the most resourceful players that has come into the league in the last six or seven years,” his former Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle said on Thursday. Carlisle has followed Crowder’s career with interest since the Mavericks traded him to the Boston Celtics in 2014 as part of the Rajon Rondo deal.
What does resourceful mean? “He just finds ways to win,” Carlisle said. “He finds ways to impact the game, little things, nuance things. He’s a great cutter and underrated passer. He’s learned how to shoot the three consistently. He had some problems from the free-throw line early on, and he’s solved that completely. He came into the league as a very good midrange shooter, which was unique.”
It’s well known that James preferred the Cavs not trade Irving, but there was more. Sources close to James, a master of applying leverage, said he was less than impressed by how the Cavs handled reworking the Irving deal once the severity of Thomas’ injury became clear. Had the Cavs backed out, which they considered doing for several days, the Celtics would have been in a tough position. They had already celebrated Irving’s arrival and would have alienated Thomas and Jae Crowder. Adding to the Cavs’ leverage was the nature of Thomas’ hip injury becoming public, thereby further diminishing his trade value and putting Boston in an even tighter spot if the deal fell through. When the dust settled, the fact that Cleveland got only a second-round pick after pausing the deal — and not an additional first-rounder or young player such as Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown or Terry Rozier — didn’t just disappoint James as a basketball player. It disappointed him as a businessman. All this before Thomas took a single dribble.
2 weeks ago via ESPN