Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Market Is Booming & So Is Crawford

Jordan Crawford is stepping up to the challenge of running the point in the absence of Rajon Rondo and if the Celtics act fast, they could land a really good, and I mean REALLY good, player for Crawford.

Crawford is striving in his new role of floor general as his averages of 13.5 ppg, 5.3 apg, and 3.2 rpg while shooting 45% from the field, and 38% from behind the arc, both career highs... With the trade market slowly, but surely heating up Crawford could be valued quite highly by other times as not only could he be viewed as an elite shooter off of the bench, but as a two guard who can change a game as a bench contributor or as a starter; an instance that has occurred quite frequently for the Celtics this season.

Some potential players the Celtics could target are Wesley Mathews, Danny Green, Thaddeus Young, Tristan Thompson, and Kenneth Faried. All players listed are either terrific shooters, who are extremely efficient, or big men who can do work where the Celtics need it the most.

Crawford's worth differs from team to team, but one thing is for sure, Crawford is worth a lot to any team that could potentially acquire him, but the Celtics must act fast to capitalize on his trade value this season.

Crawford's development is down to Brad Stevens allowance of a more free role that ensures him playing time so the reason for his success is down to the coach, and for the main part, Crawford's resilience and hard work.