March 7, 2013 |
Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is not going to play tonight against the Denver Nuggets because of a sore left ankle. Crawford said he rolled his ankle in the second quarter of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at Staples Center. He got treatment throughout the day but shook his head no when asked if he could play against the Nuggets. Crawford averages 17.2 points a game, second best on the team. In his absence, Matt Barnes and Grant Hill will play some backup shooting guard for the Clippers.
January 24, 2013 |
Leaving them all crossed up Clippers guard Jamal Crawford uses several crossover moves with his dribble to free himself from defenders, relying on his quickness, deception and crafty ball handling. The plays are designed to create enough space for Crawford to take a jumper or drive to the basket or collapse the defense so that he can pass to an open teammate. Crawford can use a variety of moves to find an opening in the defense. Here is a sampling of his favorite crossovers: Standard crossover - While dribbling the ball, Crawford fakes one way and quickly changes directions while switching the ball to the opposite hand.
January 3, 2013 |
Jamal Crawford's play this season has impressed many players around the league. Among them, Kobe Bryant. "He gets my nomination for sixth man of the year," Bryant said of Crawford after Thursday's Lakers practice. It's quite an endorsement, though Crawford's numbers speak pretty well for themselves. Crawford, who comes off the bench for the Clippers, is averaging 16.5 points in 29.1 minutes a game. He was instrumental in the Clippers' franchise-best 17-game winning streak and has helped the team to an impressive 25-8 record.
April 23, 2013 |
Before the Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, Jamal Crawford found out some disappointing news: He didn't win Sixth Man of the Year. In Game 2 later that evening, he played as though he had a grudge. He had 13 points on a flawless six-for-six shooting midway through the second quarter, helping give the Clippers reserves a 19-2 first half advantage over the Grizzlies' bench. He finished with 15 points, two rebounds and three steals. After the Clippers' 93-91 win, Crawford claimed that his dominant performance had nothing to do with having a sour taste in his mouth from the morning's news.
April 22, 2013 |
J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks will be honored as the NBA's sixth man of the year instead of the Clippers' Jamal Crawford, according to a number of reports citing league sources. Early in the season, it was apparent that the Clippers' high-scoring acquisition was the front-runner for the award as he helped the team vault to the top of the NBA standings and eventually finish with a 56-26 record and their first Pacific Division title. Crawford, a 13-year veteran known for his variety of crossover moves and instant offense, finished the regular season averaging 16.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 29 minutes a game.
October 11, 2012 |
BEIJING -- Two games into his tenure with the Clippers, Jamal Crawford is starting to show why he might be the most important addition this summer for a team that is striving to succeed with its dynamic duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Being the only nonstarter to play more than 30 minutes in the Clippers' 94-80 loss to the defending champion Miami Heat in China on Thursday, Crawford finished with 16 points, making him the team's second-leading scorer behind Griffin's 19. That came after a 19-point effort in his debut with the Clippers on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets.
April 26, 2013 |
RATHOLE, Tenn. - Made it. Got a ride back to the hotel Thursday night after the Clippers' collapse, the final 10 yards covered on foot in a dash to the door. It was touch and go, but bravery won out. On Friday, there was daylight here. So I took a break from the Memphis email threats to walk the streets while I could. Right away I noticed someone else looking over his shoulder with every step he was taking. I won't say it was a friendly face, but it was a familiar one: Henry Bibby , the former UCLA great, USC turncoat and now an assistant coach for the Grizzlies.
January 23, 2013 |
It's the move that twists ankles, crushes spirits and confounds even the sharpest of defensive minds. 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.
October 3, 2013 |
LA JOLLA - One of the pleasures of watching Jamal Crawford perform on the court is seeing his ability to shake a defender with his deft crossover dribble to create an open shot. But with Clippers Coach Doc Rivers stressing fewer isolation plays, that will probably lead to Crawford having the ball in his hands less often. So expect to see Crawford come off more screens in Rivers' system and then look for a pass. "As far as creating stuff, there's still a place for that," Crawford said.
July 4, 2012 |
It was a busy day for the Clippers, and it left the organization hopeful. The Clippers began Tuesday by welcoming free-agent guard Jamal Crawford to the team's facility for a visit. The team then scheduled a visit by free-agent guard Ray Allen for Friday, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The team hasn't yet agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that would send Reggie Evans to the Brooklyn Nets for a future second-round draft pick, the executives said, but it's still being considered.