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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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The Celtics, who have made the re-signing of Jae Crowder a priority once free agency starts on July 1, have completed the paperwork for a $1.1 million qualifying offer to the small forward. The deadline is Sunday. Crowder, in turn, also desires a return, though based on his improvement with the Celtics over the second half of last season, it will be interesting to see how much his market begins to develop later this week. “The feeling of me coming back to Boston is mutual, from what I can tell,” Crowder told the Herald two weeks ago. “I just hope we can get something done. But I do get a good feeling from the team.” …
Crowder, already capable of guarding all three frontcourt positions and maybe even a few 2-guards, is working on that part of his game now. He’s in a Celtics system that demands that players be able to switch on defense and hit from deep. And as the team prepares for Thursday night’s draft, the parameters have changed for judging those so-called tweeners from yesteryear. “I see that trend,” Crowder said. “You saw that especially with the two teams that played in the Finals. It’s so obvious where this league is going. I look at (Green) and see someone who is like me. Tweener is not a bad thing now, unless you can’t do anything that good to begin with.”
Indeed, Crowder understands that now is also the time to discover his value on the open market, regardless of his desire to remain a Celtic. “Of course you want to find out what your value might be,” Crowder said after a momentary hesitation. “Time will tell that. I’m talking to my people and others, and everything will eventually show. My worth will be revealed. “But I’m confident in myself and my team.”

Jae Crowder wants back

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He has been rehabbing the knee at his home in Florida, resting, and waiting for restricted free agency to begin on July 1. But perhaps the most comforting feeling for Crowder is the continued sense that the Celtics want him back as much as he wants to return. “The feeling of me coming back to Boston is mutual, from what I can tell,” Crowder said last week. “I just hope we can get something done. But I do get a good feeling from the team.”