HoopsHype Jae Crowder rumors

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Jae Crowder and rookie first-round pick Shane Larkin of the Dallas Mavericks will play at least one more game for the team's NBA Development League affiliate. Crowder and Larkin were reassigned to the Texas Legends for a game Saturday night against the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the Dallas suburb of Frisco. Both played Thursday night in the D-League, with Crowder recording a triple-double. Crowder has started eight games for the Mavericks this season but played sparingly or not at all in the past four outings. USA Today Sports

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He and the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook each got technical fouls late in the game when Crowder took offense to Westbrook’s bravado. “He threw the ball at me,” Crowder said. “I didn’t like that at all. It was disrespectful.” Crowder added that the game got overly physical, but that’s something the Mavericks have come to expect from games against the Thunder. “I’m not surprised it went that route because those guys talk a lot of smack, and it can get under your skin,” he said. Dallas Morning News

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So inquiring minds want to know: how'd he do it? "You kick it up a notch when you work out," he said. "And you watch your diet. Me personally, I took out bread and I took out grease foods. I drink water. I don't drink any caffeine drinks. I stay away from all the sweet drinks and drink water as much as possible." And, of course, dietary luxuries had to go. Beer is one thing that packs on the calories. "I cut that out," he said. "Occasionally, I'll have one. But yeah, I cut that out." Dallas Morning News

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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

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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

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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

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