In a subsequent move, the Pelicans announced the team has waived guard Jordan Crawford. In two games for New Orleans this season, Crawford, 6-4, 195, has averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes.
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Shams Charania: Pels dreaded waiving of Jordan Crawford to create space for Nelson. Crawford fit role, played well in preseason and last night against Warriors.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Pelicans are waiving guard Jordan Crawford, league sources tell ESPN.
“When I got the 10-day, that was the accomplishment. I didn’t really feel like I was on a 10-day once I was here,” Crawford said. “The hard part was getting the 10-day. I was grateful for the opportunity, when I (got) here I just wanted to make myself as comfortable as possible and just try to play my game.”
Crawford is averaging 14.3 points in his first seven games with the Pelicans and is shooting a staggering 51.9 percent from the 3-point line on 5.4 attempts per game. Crawford said that he was determined to make his way back into the league, and once he was given a chance by the Pelicans, his mission was to display that he was still capable of being an explosive scorer in the NBA.
Shams Charania: Pelicans guard Jordan Crawford has agreed to a two-year deal with New Orleans, bypassing a second 10-day, league sources tell @The Vertical.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced the team has signed free agent guard Jordan Crawford to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans, I’m told, plan to add Jordan Crawford to their roster early this week as they continue to search for guard and wing help.
Marc Stein: The New Orleans Pelicans have Jordan Crawford in their sights for a 10-day callup from the @nbadleague, according to league sources
The Cavs are in need of a point guard. How do you think you could help Cleveland? Jordan Crawford: You know from a basketball perspective, I would definitely be confident in putting the ball in the right place. Just being supportive, as a guy on the roster, whether Iím a sixth man, a 15th man, just giving the young players confidence, telling them what Iím seeing on the court, just helping in every situation possible.
The Cavaliers need a playmaker. Well, Jordan Crawford thinks he’s the playmaker LeBron is looking for. Crawford tweeted this after LeBron went on his post-loss tirade.
Chris Reichert: Jordan Crawford will in fact start the season in the NBA D-League with the Grand Rapids Drive, a league source tells Upside & Motor #NBADL
Vincent Ellis: Jordan Crawford’s agent says Ft. Wayne has traded rights to Grand Rapids Drive, #Pistons D-League affiliate. Former Detroit CMA star.
Rod Beard: Full list of free agents working out for #Pistons this week: Phil Pressey, Jaron Johnson, Bobby Brown, Greg Whittington, Jordan Crawford, Nick Minnerath, Kadeem Jack, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Deonte Burton, Grant Jerrett, Cory Jefferson, Richard Solomon, Derrick Nix, Ousmane Drame, Eric Buckner, Gabe Olaseni.
How can a guy that put up 41 points in an NBA game not have one of the 450 jobs in the NBA? Crawford, 27, says he doesn’t know. “Y’ll gonna have to answer that one,” Crawford said with a smile today at the Pistons practice facility. “I don’t know, but I … just went and played in China. I had fun over there, different experience, just learning the game from over there. “It was fun, but (as far as the 40 points I scored) goes, I don’t know.”
You would think Crawford could potentially carve out a niche, such as shooting guard J.R. Smith with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Crawford scoffs at the shooting guard label. He reminds the interviewer that he won the NBA’s Player of the Week honor playing point guard for the Boston Celtics. “… so I don’t know about this two-guard you going to label me as,” Crawford said.
Crawford is one of 16 free agent players taking part in the Pistons’ three-day minicamp, which concludes Thursday. He is joined by fellow Detroit natives Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Nix (Michigan State). Former Detroit Mercy standout Nick Minnerath is also participating. If the Pistons like any of the participants, the player could be invited to join their Orlando Summer League team or possibly earn a training camp invitation.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Pistons invite Detroit born assassin Jordan Crawford to mini camp. He led entire CBA with 43.1 points per game.
If the Heat waits until March 7/8, the Heat will consider players from a list it has compiled –– one that includes Dorell Wright, Wroten, Jordan Crawford, Jason Thompson, D-League players and some others likely to be available.
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After voicing his displeasure, Lillard was well aware his criticism would draw the ire of the league office and perhaps result in a fine. But he didn’t seem to care. When his postgame interview was over, he turned to CJ McCollum at the locker next to him and offered the following: “Go ahead and fine me,” he said. “I’ve got the check ready to go.”
Lillard scored 30 points, making 11 of 27 field goals, in the defeat. But despite his high volume of field goals, he attempted only three free throws, a fact that left him incredulous as he left Wells Fargo Center. “I got to the rim a lot,” Lillard said. “And I’m getting smacked in my head, smacked on my shooting hand when I’m going to the basket. Guys (are) knocking me to the ground every other play. Like hard. And (officials) know I’m trying to score. It’s impossible for me to shoot two or three free throws. It’s impossible. As much as I got to the rim and as much as they know that I’m trying to score, it’s impossible for me to get the (crap) beat out of me as often as I do.”
When asked if he felt he had earned the right to get the benefit of the doubt from officials at this stage of his career, Lillard scoffed. He said a foul is a foul, no matter who you are, and he simply wants officials to do their jobs. “I don’t want to look at it like, I’m this person or I’m that (so) you’re supposed to call these fouls,” he said. “I think a foul is a foul. I know it’s tough. They’ve got a tough job, man. But I’m not one of these guys out here trying to sell them on every call … I’m playing to score the ball. I ain’t trying to be out here hitting the ground every other play, because that’s not what I’m going out here trying to do. I’m not going to be falling out the air to get two free throws and hitting the ground the way I’m hitting the ground. I’m getting hit. I don’t want to keep doing it.”
The Sixers (10-7) scored the game’s first 16 points en route to their 101-81 decision Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center. The Blazers (10-8) posted season lows in total points and field-goal percentage (33.7). The Sixers allowed their lowest point total this season. “I thought our offense was a C-minus,” Brown said. “I thought our defense was an A, and we are looking for two As.” But he’s still going to cherish this victory. “I thought at times our offense was sloppy,” Brown said. “But we beat the fourth-best team in the West by 20 points. I’m greedy, but I ain’t stupid.”
Westbrook led the Thunder with 34 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Durant finished with 21 points and five rebounds. First, Durant and Westbrook appeared to exchange some words during the second quarter of OKC and Golden State’s first meeting of this season. After Westbrook forced a turnover, he was shown on the broadcast saying something as Durant walked away and laughed. Per reporters at the game, the Thunder guard made KD laugh by shouting or shaking his head “No” at the crowd.
Late in the second quarter, Westbrook denied a post entry into Durant and the ball sailed out of bounds. Westbrook turned to the Warriors’ bench and yelled, “No!” Durant pointed at Westbrook while just smiling. Westbrook was then fouled on the other end by Draymond Green. Green didn’t like the call, and he began clapping in the vicinity of Westbrook, and the reigning MVP began clapping back at him. The two had a few words before Westbrook went to the foul line to take his shots.
Halfway in, Westbrook was guarding Durant on the right wing and he almost stole the ball, slapping it out of bounds. The two began jawing at one another and inching closer. Soon, they were forehead to forehead, talking trash. Durant was seen saying, “You’re a p—y.” Westbrook responded, “You’re soft.”