HoopsHype Jae Crowder rumors

March 8, 2013 Updates

Before the trade deadline passed, the Boston Celtics had one final choice to make on the franchise's future: In a three-way deal that would've secured Josh Smith and surrendered Paul Pierce to Dallas, Atlanta wanted Boston's first-round draft pick, too. As much as any of the proposed deals discussed in February, perhaps this had been the closest Pierce had come to parting with the Celtics, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Dallas had constructed a package that included Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright and Dahntay Jones to Atlanta, with the Mavericks and Hawks exchanging positions in the 2013 NBA draft. Yahoo! Sports

January 23, 2013 Updates

But he’s about as intriguing a rookie as the Mavericks have had since Howard, or at least since Beaubois splashed on the scene four years ago. And the kicker is that he wants to be here. Long term. Not just for this season or next. But he sees himself as a Maverick and, if we will have him, a transplanted Texan. All of that is dependent on him proving he deserves to be here, of course. “I really want to make this my home,” said Crowder, who is operating on a two-year contract. “I really enjoy playing for the organization, and I like Texas and Dallas. So that’s one of my biggest goals for now, to try to make this my home. I want to help us win games. I don’t look forward to moving to another team. I want to make this my home for my whole career.” Dallas Morning News

November 5, 2012 Updates
October 17, 2012 Updates

One night after Jae Crowder’s big 20-point explosion against the Houston Rockets, the Dallas Mavericks’ rookie forward came crashing back down to earth. And that was all due to coach Rick Carlisle. “He just came out today and was being hard on me just like he was in practice like he’s done every day,’’ Crowder said. “He just keeps me level-headed and he keeps me knowing that I’m a rookie, and he keeps my learning curve as sharp as possible.’’ Crowder found out in Tuesday’s practice just how much Carlisle wants to keep his learning curve as sharp as possible. “I missed a shot today and he said, ‘You’ve got to make that shot, ‘’ ’ Crowder said while laughing. “You’re going to miss some shots, you’re not going to make all of them. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

July 22, 2012 Updates
July 21, 2012 Updates

The Dallas Mavericks announced the signing Friday of second-round draft choice Jae Crowder, the 34th overall pick. The 6-foot-6, 235-pount Big East player of the year at Marquette was acquired last month from Cleveland, along with draft rights to 24th pick Jared Cunningham and 33rd pick Bernard James. Crowder is playing for the Mavericks' summer league team and averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds through three games.The NBA Board of Governors approved a new look for uniforms and a couple of changes in the use of video replay. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

July 20, 2012 Updates

Rob Mahoney: Per a release, the Mavs have officially signed second-round pick Jae Crowder. An incredibly wise decision given his defensive promise. Twitter

July 6, 2012 Updates

The Mavs join 22 other NBA teams and a D-League select squad in Las Vegas for a five-game schedule starting next Saturday (Mavs schedule below). The Dallas team will be headlined by guard Dominique Jones, who heads into his third season looking to make a serious push for a rotation spot. He didn't get the chance to compete in Vegas last summer because the lockout wiped out the league. The Mavs' three draft picks will also carry intrigue: combo guard Jared Cunningham (24th), center Bernard James (33rd) and small forward Jae Crowder (34th). ESPN.com

July 3, 2012 Updates
June 27, 2012 Updates

I hear the Cavs are interested in Jae Crowder in the second round. The 6-6, 240-pound small forward from Marquette averaged 17.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the field, 74 percent at the foul line. He is not a great long-distance shooter (34 percent on 3-pointers), but he's the kind of tough, unselfish player who appeals to the Cavs. Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 17, 2012 Updates

Vanderbilt marksman John Jenkins, Kentucky's Doron Lamb and Oregon State's Jared Cunningham are among the shooting guards receiving high marks from Griz personnel. Scouts also seem impressed by point guard prospects Marquis Teague of Kentucky and Tony Wroten of Washington. However, Griz brass entertained swingmen Draymond Green (Michigan State) and Jae Crowder (Marquette) on Saturday with great interest because of a desire to also add more versatile, high basketball IQ players to the roster. Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 30, 2012 Updates
May 15, 2012 Updates

The Nets again are holding a mass pre-draft workout this weekend with 44 NBA hopefuls scheduled to attend. The Nets, who are holding the workout in conjunction with the Rockets, staged a similar combine last year. All 30 NBA teams are expected to have representatives on hand to watch skill tests and 5-on-5 competition for the mostly second rounders. Nope, no one from Kentucky. There will be a lot of local talent including Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder of Marquette, a 6-6 235-pound forward. Other familiar faces are 6 -7 Syracuse forward Kris Joseph, 6-1 Iona guard Scott Machado and 6-0 Xavier guard by way of Long Island Tu Holloway. New York Post

March 11, 2012 Updates

As a close friend, Jimmy Butler has some advice for Jae Crowder: Don’t blow off the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. Butler, a former teammate of Crowder’s at Marquette University and now a rookie for the Chicago Bulls, can speak from experience. Racine Journal-Times

Butler accepted an invitation to play in the PIT last year and seized the moment, winning the Most Valuable Player award before a horde of NBA general managers and scouting personnel. Butler’s stellar showing undoubtedly bolstered his stock, considering the fact many NBA officials had regarded him as a second-round pick prior to the event. Butler wound up being chosen late in the first round and receiving a guaranteed contract. “I think it’s really important to go there,” Butler said. “Sure, it can help your stock, but more important, you want to show people that you like to compete and that’s what basketball is all about.” Racine Journal-Times

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