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Torrey Craig
Torrey Craig
Position: G
Born: 12/19/90
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:215 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $2,000,000
Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN Staff Writer: Michael Malone says he still had to see what happened that led to a scuffle resulting in technical fouls for Seth Curry and Will Barton and Torrey Craig and Zach Collins. But Malone added that he hopes both teams are at full strength for Game 7 and that there are no suspensions after it is reviewed by the league.
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Jokic finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, with no pass bigger than the one to set up Murray’s floater. DeMar DeRozan had a chance to slice into the deficit but was blocked by Torrey Craig. With time running out, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich yelled and yelled for someone to commit a foul, just to prolong the game. The roar was too loud. The Nuggets were able to essentially run out the time and begin their celebration. “After the game you’re thinking, ‘Why didn’t they foul?'” Craig said. Easy: It was just too loud. Denver went an NBA-best 34-7 at home in the regular season and rode the energy of the packed house all the way to the end. “I missed it,” LaMarcus Aldridge said of Popovich calling a foul. “That’s it.”
So when spring 2017 rolled around and Tim Connelly — he had been watching Craig’s games online upon his brother’s insistence a year before making the trip to see him in person — offered a chance to play for the Nuggets in Las Vegas, it wasn’t as simple as leaping up and signing on the dotted line. “It was definitely a tough decision because I was on the verge of getting my citizenship in Australia,” Craig said. “I had been there for three years already and I had to stay in the country to get it. If you leave, you’re kind of forfeiting all that, so it’s almost like you did all that for nothing. I was contemplating all of that.”
So when spring 2017 rolled around and Tim Connelly — he had been watching Craig’s games online upon his brother’s insistence a year before making the trip to see him in person — offered a chance to play for the Nuggets in Las Vegas, it wasn’t as simple as leaping up and signing on the dotted line. “It was definitely a tough decision because I was on the verge of getting my citizenship in Australia,” Craig said. “I had been there for three years already and I had to stay in the country to get it. If you leave, you’re kind of forfeiting all that, so it’s almost like you did all that for nothing. I was contemplating all of that.”
In his first-ever NBA playoff start, Craig was a significant reason why the Nuggets finally ended their seven-year winless run at the Spurs’ AT&T Center in a 117-103 victory. Craig was a force on both sides of the floor for Denver, finishing the game with 18 points, eight rebounds and two steals on 66.7 percent shooting – including 5 of 7 from downtown. Not bad for a player who was on a two-way contract just a year ago. Craig acknowledged after the game that with the Nuggets down 2-1 in the first round series against the Spurs, the team couldn’t afford to fall to 3-1. “I just came out here and tried to play with confidence,” Craig said. “I knew we were in a tough situation and we really needed this win. I just tried to play with a lot of confidence and a lot of energy.”
With the Nuggets, Karnisovas has helped construct a roster of players who combine a specific physical profile, versatile skill set and intangibles such as drive and selflessness. He continues to relish the bonds he’s built in a job he estimates is 80 percent human interaction. And, naturally, Denver’s current group is filled with international flavor. Point guard Jamal Murray and reserve forward Trey Lyles were born in Canada. Two-way wing Torrey Craig was discovered playing professionally in Australia. And the Serbian Nikola Jokic has blossomed from a relatively unknown second-round pick into one of the most versatile big men in the game. “Arturas was the one who was wanting it more for me to come here, so it’s kind of cool,” Jokic said. “He’s European, and he knows how European basketball (works). He played with some Serbian players. He knows our mentality. Of course he can help me a lot, just adapting to the basketball (in the NBA).”
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But Torrey Craig, as has always been the case in his professional basketball career, will now be waiting for a call, ready to hop on a flight, however cramped, at a moment’s notice. “I have no clue,” Craig said when asked about his immediate future. “I really don’t. It’s been a roller-coaster of a season with a contract and the way things have gone, but now that it’s over I don’t know what to expect and I don’t know what will happen, so I’ll just wait and see.”
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