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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:
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He also knows that, as currently constructed, the Celtics might not quite be where they want to be yet. “I still do think we are missing a few pieces, I’m not going to lie to you. I know we can win games. I’m just trying to advance, advance, advance. Looking at how the playoffs played out the last two years, I feel like we have a good chance,” Crowder said on Thursday, before his appearance at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 60 Days of Summer.
Crowder knows what the Celtics need — he was, after all, one of the players chosen by Danny Ainge to help with free-agent recruiting pitches this summer. From Ainge, that was a vote of confidence — the players who were asked to help were players likely to be in Boston long-term. “Obviously, that’s a big step,” Crowder said. “I can’t say no to that. I took it in. I was very humbled and grateful for the opportunity to show that I’m a big part of the puzzle.”
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“He’s a perfect fit,” Crowder said. “That’s what we were telling him. He had Washington and some other teams looking at him, but we beat them four times this year. You don’t want to go there. We play through our bigs, and a lot of teams don’t play through their bigs — they post them up and give them the ball. Our bigs, like he did in Atlanta, he makes the play. We were explaining our basketball terminology to him, and how ours will fit right in with (his) game. It’s going to mesh. Most guys have to blend in and fit in, but it’s going to be automatically just there. The style he plays, that’s what we reiterated to him: The way we play fits you so well. We need you. You need us. Let’s make it happen.”
Storyline: Al Horford Free Agency
“My guys were telling me that Bleacher Report says we’ll win 59 games,” Crowder said. “That’s a lot of wins, but I want to get past the first round of the playoffs. Two seasons in a row getting swept” (Note: The Celtics lost in six games this past year) “that’s my goal to be honest with you. I think our ceiling is the Eastern Conference Finals. Toronto is not a team we’re worried about. I think Cleveland is the top team. That’s what it comes down to.”
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Jae Crowder was a part of the Boston Celtics’ pitch to Kevin Durant this summer, and after the meeting, he said he felt pretty confident. “I came home after the meeting and told them, like, if he leaves, he’s coming to us. But I didn’t think he was leaving,” Crowder said before a 60 Days of Summer appearance at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.
Storyline: Kevin Durant Free Agency