hands11 wrote:We talked a lot about Crawford inefficiency... So how is he looking so far in a limited sample size ? From the numbers, he looks more efficient.
No question about it. Off the numbers and over a *very* small sample size Crawford is playing just slightly better than the average NBA 2 guard who's getting 15+ minutes/game. That's an enormous improvement, obviously.
hands11 wrote:...efficiency should look even better when he brings his FT% up...
I'm sure he will bring it up, but that's no indication that his efficiency will improve. Again, this is a very small sample size. Something else affecting his productivity may be higher now than it's going to turn out. For example, he's rebounding well above his career average.
One good thing: he's shooting about 10% less. And the "less" is in 2-point attempts not 3-pointers (wch have actually gone up). His 2 pt % is up from @45% last year to 52% this year. And his efg% is way up from last year's horrendous 45% to an above average 51%.
This is all very heartening -- but... again, it's a small sample. 96 minutes. Doesn't mean much. All the same, "better" is better than "worse" or "the same."
edit: I should say that, for me, the value to the Wizards in Crawford's improvement is that it might make it possible to trade him.