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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: $0
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Jae Crowder’s season ended during Game 4 of the Celtics’ Eastern Conference first-round series against the Cavaliers after his left knee twisted awkwardly following a flagrant foul from J.R. Smith. Crowder was diagnosed with a sprain. Crowder is back to participating in full workouts, and Celtics assistant coach Jamie Young traveled to Miami last week to conduct workouts with the freshly re-signed swingman, who agreed to a five-year deal in July. Celtics coach Brad Stevens has yet to project a starting lineup, but Crowder will definitely compete with Evan Turner at small forward.
via Boston Globe
Though Crowder always wanted to return, he admittedly needed some sign of president of basketball operations Danny Ainge’s good intentions. “When I first came here you guys were saying tanking, and that was real bad,” Crowder said of his initial reaction after arriving from the Dallas Mavericks as part of last December’s Rajon Rondo trade. “I didn’t want to be a part of that, selfishly because I don’t like losing. I had to ask our direction moving forward. (Ainge) responded well, as you can see. I’m pleased with the guys he brought in. I talked to Danny, the coaches and everyone. I wanted to know the direction. Moving forward we’re going to win playoff games, and that’s something we didn’t do last year. We’re taking steps. We want to get to Banner 18, but we have to win a playoff game first.
via Boston Herald
Jae Crowder did take a bit of time to see if the grass was greener elsewhere, but he didn’t take long to decide to stick with the capital “G” Green. According to league sources, Dallas and New York were the other main suitors for the 6-foot-7 winger, but after finally finding a team that was willing to play to his strengths, he wasn’t about to leave the Celtics. The restricted free agent’s return was secured with a five-year, $35 million deal.
via Boston Herald
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