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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: $9,258,000
The Suns’ willingness to guarantee Crowder three full seasons at almost $10 million apiece was a big reason he chose them. Ricky Rubio, Crowder’s teammate in Utah, called Crowder to recruit him for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rubio and Crowder said. The Mavs had interest in a reunion, though they made no firm offer, sources said. The Heat wanted him back, but on a shorter deal, sources said.
He sensed Phoenix might offer that sort of ecosystem. It took time, but he was right. Head coach Monty Williams and his players have built the league’s most diverse pick-and-roll attack — a whirring machine full of flare screens, looping cuts, back picks, and alignments that shift when you’re not looking. Everyone plays an active role. “This style of play — this flow — I knew it translated to my game,” Crowder said.
The trash talk became so profane, and so personal, it was borderline uncomfortable, team sources said. Almost the entire Heat contingent stayed to watch. “‘I’ve been busting your ass since school!'” Butler taunted, according to Crowder. (It got much worse than that.) Everyone loved it — and appreciated Crowder for bringing an edge to practices. (Butler won the final game.) “What the public sees in games, he brings to every practice and film session,” said Buzz Williams, Crowder’s coach at Marquette. “He is an everyday guy. You want practices to be harder than games, and Jae lives that.”