Re: Jamal Crawford coming of age
Jamaal Crawford is a streak shooter without a conscience. He is also a 'dumb' player -- ie, he has a propensity to take bad shots at important times. Or breakdown plays by doing the wrong thing.
He frequently shoots the Knicks out of games, then shoots them back in. He is probably the one player on the team responsible for the most of their loses this year, consistently heaving away early in the game, a big reason why the Knicks are often down by 12 points early -- as he's 1 for 9 midway through the second quarter, and the other team has 10 fast break baskets.
He's bad defensively too. But he's fun to watch. I'd love to see him become more consistent and 'smarter'. I'd love to love the guy. But he's frustrating to watch.
Nobody I'd rather see on the line late in the game though. He's got ice in his veins. He doesn't seem to 'think' too much, which sometimes is a good thing, and sometimes is a bad thing.