#36 Re: Crawford vs Arenas 3rd Year Comparision Sat Jan 5, 2013 6:12 pm by dandrews
A Jordan Crawford possession consists of dribbling aimlessly, accidentally using screens, and jacking of bad shots (if he hasn't already turned it over). I don't think "mentally special" is the right word for that
#44 Re: Crawford vs Arenas 3rd Year Comparision Sun Jan 6, 2013 4:24 pm by hands11
go'stags wrote:Just make sure to start a thread next year comparing Crawford's fourth year with Arenas' fourth year.
Does he get to start at PG with a green light to shoot ?
I wanted him starting a PG while Wall was out. That is why I compared him to Gil. He was starting at PG for 5 games and should have gotten more changes there starting last year as back up PG. Now they backed off and he is back to SG mostly.
Right now he is in Jamal Crawford, JR Smith range who are both top 10 stating SG for winning teams.
You'll are such babies sometimes. This board is to talk about things. Go back and read the first post I made and when. It isn't absurd. It was intended to start a conversation. There are similarities. It's ok to use the all mighty Gilberts name in a comparison. No, they are not the same player. I said that in the first post.
#46 Re: Crawford vs Arenas 3rd Year Comparision Sun Jan 6, 2013 4:49 pm by pancakes3
1) Arenas was 2 years younger, shot 40 points higher from 3, drew more fouls, and was injured. Coincidentally, the Wizards were a 25 win team that season.
2) Jamal Crawford has started exactly 0 games for the clippers this season, draws more fouls, and shoots 20 points higher from 3.
3) J.R. Smith has started exactly 0 games for the Knicks this season, and plays much better defense.
So I think that meshes in nicely with what other people are trying to say. Crawford has improved and would be a great 3rd guard but he's not starter material. He's improved up to what Arenas regressed to. Why is this such a bitter pill to swallow?
#48 Re: Crawford vs Arenas 3rd Year Comparision Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:46 pm by hands11
dandrews wrote:A Jordan Crawford possession consists of dribbling aimlessly, accidentally using screens, and jacking of bad shots (if he hasn't already turned it over). I don't think "mentally special" is the right word for that
The 12 and 8 attempts were his two highs for the year.
It was only over 8 games so not that large of a sample size at starting PG this year.
Why did I think he would get more attempts as a PG?. It was just an off the cuff remark based on him picking when to drive more often and getting some calls if he was truly playing PG.
He had his season high attempts while starting there. Zero attempts against LAL and Miami. Not surprised. Specially with how little respect the team was getting and more specifically how little refs give JC the call.
But it doesn't really matter. He isn't going to be starting nor even backing up at PG that much as long as Wall and Price are healthy. I would rather that be the case. He will get some spot duty here and there but nothing I would consider, playing PG for the team.