HoopsHype Jamal Crawford rumors

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Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, who was not selected as an All-Star reserve despite being a leading candidate for sixth man of the year, tweeted about his disappointment during halftime. "Woulda showed up, and showed out," Crawford tweeted. Los Angeles Times

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Jamal Crawford sought out reporters and asked why no word was mentioned about the "incredible job" the Clippers' training staff has done this season working with all the injured players. Crawford suffered a broken nose against the Raptors, a sore right shoulder and a left thigh contusion. "Our training staff is the best," Crawford said. Los Angeles Times

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The Clippers' Jamal Crawford suffered a broken nose in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors and has been listed as a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics. Crawford said that he was hit with Kyle Lowry’s elbow and was bleeding after the game. Crawford got an MRI on Friday night after the game and a CT Scan on Saturday that revealed the fracture. The Clippers were trying to find a mask for Crawford to wear in the game against the Celtics. Asked if he was going to play against Boston, Crawford said, “We will see.” Los Angeles Times

January 31, 2013 Updates

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, 7.6 points: Shooting 48.3% from the floor, including 40% on threes, while taking 5.1 shots per game in the fourth. Averaging 1.7 rebounds in the fourth. Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving, 6.6 points: Shooting 84.5% from the line and 43.9% from the field – just 27.1% on threes. Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, 6.5 points: Logs serious minutes in the fourth quarter – 10.7 per game and is shooting 92.5% from the foul line. Shooting 43% from the field and 36.8% on threes in the final quarter. USA Today Sports

January 28, 2013 Updates

Prior to the March 15 trade deadline, the Trail Blazers offered up Crawford for Bledsoe and a first round pick, the source said. They called and called until the very end. “Yeah, I knew they (Trail Blazers) were calling for me,” Bledsoe told CSNWW.com. “They have a great fan base, but I wasn't too worried about it at the time.” CSNNW.com

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The Clippers are making a push for reserve guard Jamal Crawford to make the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve. The team has emailed information to the other 29 NBA coaches about Crawford's body of work this season. He is averaging 16.6 points per game this season, tied for second-best on the Clippers. Crawford also ranks in the top five in the NBA in plus-minus, top five in points scored in the fourth quarter and leads NBA reserves in games he has scored 20-plus points off the bench, according to the team. Crawford probably will get competition at the guard position from Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, Houston's James Harden, Golden State's Stephen Curry and San Antonio's Tony Parker. Each of them starts for his team. Los Angeles Times

January 23, 2013 Updates

Jamal Crawford's crossover dribble is a straight-up pain to those who try to stop it. He can fake to his left and go to his right. Dribble behind his back or between his legs. Or hesitate before accelerating toward the basket. Often, the veteran Clippers guard will combine multiple moves in a blur of activity that resembles something out of a Harlem Globetrotters routine. Don't bother guessing which move he will go to next. Not even Crawford has any idea. "When I have the ball," he said, "I don't know exactly what I'm going to do, so there's no way the guy on me knows what I'm going to do." Los Angeles Times

The move has spawned the Twitter handle @JCrossover and a legion of nicknames from his teammates. Chauncey Billups calls Crawford "The Mechanic" because he's always fixing people up with his ability to create space for jumpers or drives toward the basket. Grant Hill dubs his array of moves "The Barbecue Pit" because Crawford is constantly cooking his defender. "To say it's extremely impressive is an understatement," said Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas, one of the inspirations for Crawford's crossover dribble. "You want to find a better word in your vocabulary to express how extraordinary his ballhandling skills are in terms of being able to get anywhere out on the floor that he needs to get to and also to create a shot. His creativity in terms of handling the basketball is off the charts." Los Angeles Times

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