News: With Avery Bradley out with an ankle injury, guard Jordan Crawford made his first start for the Celtics during Tuesday's contest against the Knicks. Crawford, who had started 12 times earlier in the year with the Wizards, finished with 14 points in the 100-85 defeat. He went 5 of 11 from the field, including 2 of 6 from downtown and also added six assists, four rebounds and one steal to his stat line, while logging 41 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Crawford has not made much of an impact for Fantasy owners since he landed in Boston, but an injury to Lee has given the 24-year-old a chance to show what he can do. He has responded by scoring a combined 35 points over his last two games on 41 percent shooting from the field. However, he will likely go back to seeing around 15-20 minutes per game with Lee expected back sooner rather than later. Crawford is averaging just 6.1 points when he logs fewer than 20 minutes per contest, which doesn't give him much Fantasy value. Continue to leave Crawford for deeper Fantasy formats at this point.
News: After scoring a combined 15 points in the last three games, Celtics guard Jordan Crawford found his shooting stroke on Tuesday night against the Bobcats. He finished with 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the 100-74 loss. He went 1 for 3 from beyond the arc and made all five of his free throws. Crawford also posted two assists and a rebound while playing 28 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Crawford scored in double figures for the third time since joining Boston and played his most minutes since Jan. 4 on Tuesday. The 24-year-old has shown throughout his career that he can score when given minutes but his role with the Celtics limits his production. Continue to leave Crawford for deeper Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Celtics guard Jordan Crawford continued to struggle with his new team Friday, as he scored just four points against the Warriors. Crawford shot 2 of 6 from the field, missing his lone attempt from three-point range. He added five rebounds in 17 minutes, but had just two assists, in a 94-86 win.
Analysis: Crawford scored 10 points in his first game with the Celtics, but has done little since. He has totaled just six points in three game since, and is doing little else to make up for it. Some Fantasy owners expected the move might put Crawford in position to succeed, but that has not been the case thus far. At this point, Fantasy owners should simply ignore Crawford in most formats.
News: Newly-acquired Celtics guard Jordan Crawford had a decent first game Friday, as he reached double figures in scoring off the bench against the Suns. Crawford scored 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting, including a pair of three-pointers, to help the Celtics to a 113-88 win. Crawford also added two assists and three rebounds in 17 minutes.
Analysis: It is hard to say what kind of role Crawford will have with the team moving forward, as the Celtics were missing a starter and were up big for much of the contest. Crawford may continue to play close to 20 minutes per game, but we cannot be sure just yet. Crawford has some scoring ability, but he is an inefficient chucker who struggles on defense, so he might not mesh well with the Celtics. For now, he remains just a low-end Fantasy target.
News: Yahoo! Sports reports that the Wizards traded guard Jordan Crawford to the Celtics for the expiring contract of Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins. With the emergence of first-round pick Bradley Beal as Washington's starting shooting guard, Crawford's role diminished and his desire was to be moved elsewhere. In parts of three seasons with the Wizards, Crawford averaged 14.5 points. Celtics coach Doc Rivers talked with the Boston Globe Thursday about why Crawford struggled with the Wizards. "The good thing and the bad thing I hear about him is his confidence," Rivers said. "You rarely say that, but its tough for him there to buy into a role because he looked at himself as, Im better than them. Im hoping that we dont have that issue here. Obviously if we do, then it will be a problem." Rivers did not say what kind of role Crawford would fill for the team, but he did say that he believes Crawford will be good enough defensively to fit in on the team.
Analysis: This season, Crawford was averaging 13.2 points and 3.7 assists. Crawford was the 27th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and was traded from the Nets to the Hawks for his rookie season. Barbosa, who is making the league minimum $1.2 million, is out for the season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament. Boston could really use some scoring punch in the backcourt and a guard who can handle the ball. Crawford is technically that type of player, though he often goes through struggles. He's having the best shooting season of his short career, but the Celtics are crowded at the wing spots with Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee. Still, Crawford knows how to score, and the Celtics could definitely use more offense. He is worth keeping an eye on to see how he does following this move, however Fantasy owners should not rush out to grab him just yet.
News: The Wizards may be making Jordan Crawford available on the trade market as he's become expendable heading into the All-Star break. With Garrett Temple, Martell Webster, Bradley Beal and Trevor Ariza all playing relatively well, Crawford is not needed as much with John Wall healthy.
Analysis: Crawford could find himself in a situation better suited to his production so Fantasy owners should pay attention to rumors surrounding his movement. He's still averaging over 13.2 points per game on the year with 1.4 3-pointers per night. That said, he's played just 11 total minutes in Washington's last five games and has just three points over that span. Not being used right now by the Wizards, he should be at least on benches in all Fantasy formats to begin the second half of the season.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford was held out in Friday's 89-74 victory over Brooklyn. In fact, according to NBA.com, Crawford, who has struggled to find his shot as of late, is now in head coach Randy Wittman's doghouse. Were playing at a good level right now with people were playing, Wittman said. Its not like any of the other players who go through ups and downs through the course of the year.
Analysis: Crawford has not found his shooting stroke as of late as his shooting percentage has plummeted since the return of Johns Wall. In fact, he is only shooting 28.1 percent from the field, including 25 percent from downtown over his last six games before getting benched Friday night. Crawford has only averaged 3.7 minutes per game over his last three contests, including Friday's DNP. He'll have to work his back into the rotation, so we'll continue to keep tabs on his role with the Wizards. For now, Fantasy owners should avoid the 24-year-old in all formats until he starts to see more playing time.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford had his worst game in a while on Monday night during an impressive win over the Clippers. Crawford played just five minutes Monday as he went 1 for 2 from 3-point range to score just three points. He added two blocks. Crawford has played 20 minutes combined in his last two games and is averaging just 15.6 minutes per night over his last five. The Washington Post reports that Wizards coach Randy Wittman said Crawford is "in a funk" at the moment.
Analysis: Crawford's shooting percentage has plummeted of late and the return of John Wall has further caused his stock to tumble. Now the Wizards aren't even giving him a lot of minutes. Averaging almost 14 points per game on the year, he hasn't been in double figures in a while. Crawford can be avoided in most Fantasy formats until he starts contributing more once again.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford's shooting struggles continued during Monday's contest against the Kings. Crawford, who is shooting 48 percent from the field on the season, made just one of his five field-goal attempts in the 96-94 defeat. He finished with just seven points and added two assists and one rebound to his stat line, while logging 17 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Crawford has not looked the same since returning from a foot injury as he has failed to score in double figures in five of his last seven games. He is averaging just nine points over that stretch, despite making 48 percent of his shots over that same span. The return of John Wall seems to be playing a large role in Crawford's declining production as Crawford's minutes have been severely restricted since his return. Fantasy owners knew this was a possibility but hopefully the two can learn to coexist as they did last season. While Crawford has been a reliable option in most formats for much of the year, owners may want to think about sitting him down until he gets himself back on track.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford had his best scoring performance since early January on Friday night against Minnesota. He led the Wizards with 19 minutes in 23 minutes off the bench in the 114-101 win. He was an efficient 7 of 10 from the floor, including 3 for 4 from downtown, and made both of his free throws. Crawford also chipped in with three assists and a steal in the victory.
Analysis: Crawford had struggled a bit after returning from an ankle injury but showed Friday it should not hinder him going forward. He is shooting 53 percent from beyond the arc and 50 percent overall in the previous five games while averaging 10.4 points. The return of John Wall has changed his role a bit but due to his ability to score, keep Crawford active in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford was able to get back on the floor Friday against the Nuggets, after missing the previous four games due to an ankle injury. Crawford played 17 minutes off the bench, scoring 8 points on 3 of 6 shooting, with one three-pointer made. He added a pair of assists, while turning the ball over twice, in a 112-108 win.
Analysis: Crawford was averaging 16.2 points and 4.4 assists per game in the previous six games before the injury, but that was also before John Walls return to the lineup. With Wall back, Crawford is going to be coming off the bench and doing much less ball handling, so Fantasy owners should expect him to take a step back. At this point, Fantasy owners should consider him more of a low-end Fantasy option.
News: The Wizards have four more games left on their road trip and guard Jordan Crawford, who has missed the last four games with a bone bruise in his ankle, intends to play before the trip is over, according to The Washington Post. Jump right in. Provide what I give," Crawford said. Its not sore anymore. Its just weak now. My elevation, cant jump. I can pick what direction I want to go in, but its hard chasing somebody and they picking the direction Ive got to turn, so Im just getting it right.
Analysis: Crawford has been working out individually before games and after practices. When Crawford does return, the offensive burden will also be lightened thanks to rookie Bradley Beal's emergence and the return of John Wall. That definitely could cut into Crawford's Fantasy production, but he will probably do enough scoring to remain a viable option. It's just that now the Wizards' backcourt is taking shape, we might have to temper expectations with Crawford.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford missed yet another contest Wednesday at Sacramento due to a lingering ankle injury. Crawford has sat out the last four games for the Wizards and is considered day to day.
Analysis: Crawford was playing extremely well for the Wizards prior to suffering his injury, though Washington has looked like a better team without him the last few games. Crawford is averaging almost 16 points and 1.5 3-pointers per game this season and that should continue once he's healthy, though the team does have John Wall back now. Consider him a decent Fantasy option, when healthy, in deeper leagues.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford (ankle) missed Monday's game against Orlando, reported the official team's site. Crawford has missed the last three games for the Wizards. He is loosely considered day to day.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Crawford was 1 for 7 over 15 minutes for two points in the game in which he suffered his injury. He'd scored over 20 points in each of his previous two games. Crawford is averaging almost 16 points and 1.5 3-pointers per game this season and that should continue once he's healthy, though the team does have John Wall back now. Consider him a decent Fantasy option, when healthy, in deeper leagues.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford has been ruled out of Saturday's contest against the Hawks as he continues to deal with a nagging left ankle injury. He has now missed his last two games.
Analysis: It seems as if Crawford's ankle is still too sore to play or practice. The 24-year-old, who missed practice this week, will likely need to participate in practice again before returning to the court. Crawford was a good scoring option for Washington in December, averaging 19.1 points per game. He is averaging just 13.5 points per game in four January games, likely because of the ankle injury, so we'll continue to monitor his progress moving forward. Consider him as an injury-risk option heading into Week 12 (Jan. 14-20).
News:The Washington Examiner reports Wizards guard Jordan Crawford, who missed Monday's game with a sore left ankle, did not practice Thursday and remains questionable for Saturday's game vs. Atlanta.
Analysis: Crawford was a good scoring option for Washington in December, averaging 19.1 points per game. He is averaging just 13.5 points per game in four January contests, but that's because he was limited to 15 minutes Jan. 6 at Miami, most likely because of the ankle injury. Crawford has emerged as a viable Fantasy play when healthy, but he could remain an injury-risk option heading into the next scoring period if he sits out again Saturday.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford was ruled out for Monday's contest against the Thunder due to a sore left ankle. Crawford was limited to just 15 minutes during Washington's loss to the Heat Sunday night and is being considered day to day at this point.
Analysis: Crawford's injury is not being considered serious at this point but it could still end up costing him both of Washington's games in Fantasy Week 11 (Jan.7-13). Owners --especially those in daily formats -- should keep an eye on his status moving forward to when he will be able to return. However, with the Wizards only scheduled to play once more in the scoring period, owners may want to seek out a healthier alternative. Crawford is averaging 15.6 points, 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds on the year and can be considered a viable start in most leagues when healthy.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford turned in his second consecutive 20-point performance as he was red-hot from downtown during Friday's contest against the Nets. Crawford scored 23 points off the bench on 9 of 13 shooting from the field, including 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, and 1 of 3 from the free throw line in a 115-113 double-overtime defeat. He also chipped in with six rebounds and two assists while logging 43 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Crawford scored 27 points after missing his first game of the season Saturday, but has kept his scoring up, averaging 20.3 points on 48.5 shooting from the field over his last nine games played. With John Wall out and the team thin at point guard, Crawford has led the Wizards in scoring with 16.1 points per game this season. Consider him a viable option in deeper formats while he continues to play well.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford (ankle) returned to action Tuesday against Dallas. Crawford missed Saturday's game against Chicago due to his sore left ankle. He returned to play 24 minutes as he went 4 of 9 from the field and scored nine points off the bench. Crawford went 1 for 3 from 3-point range and added four assists.
Analysis: Crawford missed his first game of the season Saturday but showed an ability to bounce right back and return for the Wizards. Crawford is posting a career-high 16 points per game right now and is also dishing out 4.7 assists per game. Playing point guard with John Wall still out, Crawford can be active in most deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford was forced to miss Saturdays game against the Bulls, his first of the season, due to a sore left ankle. It is not clear when he suffered this injury or whether it is expected to be a lingering issue. At this point, he is considered day to day.
Analysis: Crawford has gotten his scoring back up this season, averaging 16.0 points per game, a career-high mark. He is shooting just 41.1 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from 3-point range. He is also adding a career-high 4.7 assists per game, while playing more point guard than in previous seasons. Crawford can be a useful Fantasy, when healthy, so continue to monitor his status moving forward.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford was benched before Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers for arriving late to the team's shootaround session. He came off the bench for Shelvin Mack as he scored 17 points and grabbed three boards in a 87-84 victory. He went 7 of 15 shooting from the field, missing all five of his attempts from the 3-point line, but drilled all three of his free throws on the night. He also chipped in with two assists in 27 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Mack, who logged in 29 minutes, wound up getting hurt in the fourth quarter and Crawford finished with 27 minutes off the bench. It is uncertain whether or not coach Randy Wittman will continue to use him off the bench. We certainly don't believe that will be the case moving forward, especially with Mack dinged up. He continues to have a poor shooting percentage, so consider him as a decent option in most formats for now.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford had a big performance on Tuesday night in an overtime loss to the Hawks. Crawford shot 10 of 22 from the field and nailed five 3-pointers to score a team-high 27 points and lead all scorers in the game. He went 5 for 10 from 3-point range. Crawford added 11 assists and 11 rebounds for the triple-double over 44 minutes on the floor.
Analysis: Crawford is playing big-time basketball right now for the Wizards, who need him badly as it looks like John Wall could miss even more time than originally expected. Crawford is averaging over 17 points, six rebounds and six assists per game over his last five games and that makes him a must-start in most Fantasy formats. His only problem is poor shooting percentages but owners will learn to live with that.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford scored a season-high 26 points Tuesday as the Wizards pulled a road win in New Orleans. Crawford set a season high for any Washington player on Tuesday with his 26 points as he went 9 of 24 from the field and 2 of 8 from long distance over 41 minutes. Crawford added six rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot in the game for the Wizards.
Analysis: Crawford has scored over 20 points in three of his last four games and is averaging 20.2 per night over his last five contests. Now only is Crawford scoring, but he's also giving Fantasy owners solid production in rebounds, assists, steals and 3-point shooting. He really belongs active in all Fantasy formats, especially for as long as John Wall remains out.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford continued his scoring spree in Tuesday night's upset win over the Heat. Crawford, who entered the contest averaging a team-high 13.1 points per game, dropped in a season-best 22 in the 105-101 victory. He went 7 of 16 from the field -- including 3 of 6 from downtown -- and also added six assists, three rebounds and one steal to his stat line, while logging 31 minutes of game action.
Analysis: While Crawford has been the Wizards' top scorer thus far, he has been far from a model of consistency. He continues to go through his hold and cold stretches but seems to be heating back up over his past few contests. Crawford has now scored in double figures in a season-best four straight games and is averaging 17.2 points and 3.8 rebounds over that stretch on 43 percent shooting from the field. Fantasy owners should continue to ride Crawford's hot hand for the time being.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford led the way for the Wizards in the team's first win Wednesday night at home against Portland. Crawford scored a team-high 19 points as he shot 7 for 14 from the field and 1 for 3 from 3-point range over 27 minutes off the bench. He did little else but score as he finished with one rebound and one assist in his performance for the Wizards.
Analysis: Crawford has scored 19 points in back-to-back performances for Washington and has gone 16 for 30 from the field in those two games. Since he doesn't do anything but score, Crawford is more of a low-end option for deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford led his team in scoring during a blowout loss to the Spurs Monday night. Crawford dropped 19 points on San Antonio through 21 minutes off the bench. He almost averaged a point per minute as he went 9 of 16 from the field and hit a 3-pointer. Crawford added four rebounds and two assists in the game.
Analysis: Crawford definitely has the ability to score in bunches with three efforts of at least 11 points in his last five games. He's averaging 13.6 points per game over that span, though he's shooting just under 38 percent from the field. Crawford's problem is a poor field goal percentage and that is why he doesn't always fill a stat sheet. For now, Crawford is more of an inconsistent Fantasy option for deeper formats.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford has been tasked with running the point for the Wizards over the last few games due to injuries, and it looks like he is adapting to that role well so far. After contributing 20 points and eight assists in an 83-76 loss to the Mavericks Saturday, Crawford has 15 assists over the last two games. Crawford shot 7 of 18 from the field Saturday, including 1 of 3 from three-point range. He added five free-throws in the game as well as one rebound.
Analysis: Crawford has a well-earned reputation as a score-first player, but he has done a decent job when asked to run the offense this season. Crawford may well be the best offensive player on a severely limited Wizards team right now, so he could continue to put up solid scoring numbers, at the very least. Fantasy owners should consider him a decent low-end Fantasy option in deeper formats at this point.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford nailed three three-pointers and turned in a quality performance off the bench against the Mavericks Wednesday night. Crawford took over at point guard after A.J. Price sprained his ankle and finished with a team-high 21 points in a 107-101 defeat. He shot 6 of 11 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from downtown, and drilled all six of his free throw attempts. He also chipped in with seven assists and four rebounds in 35 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Crawford turned in his second 20-point performance of the season, after being held to under 10 points in each of his last four games prior to Wednesday's contest. He continues to have some success coming off the bench this season, but may be asked to take over point guard duties if Price misses any games with an ankle injury. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Price's status moving forward. If Price sits out a few games, then Crawford may see a slight bump in his production. Fantasy owners should consider him a quality option in deeper formats for now.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford returned to action Wednesday night at Boston despite continuing to feel an ankle injury. Crawford was cleared to play but saw just 15 minutes as the ankle is not yet 100 percent. Crawford shot just 1 of 6 from the field and scored two points in the overtime loss. Crawford grabbed two rebounds and added two assists for the Wizards.
Analysis: Crawford dropped 21 points on the Celtics the last time he faced them. He clearly isn't 100 percent yet but he's going to keep playing for the Wizards. He should get back to full strength shortly and will continue to spell Bradley Beal when he struggles as a rookie. Fantasy owners should consider him a quality option in deeper formats.
News: Despite losing out on a starting job to rookie Bradley Beal to begin the season, Wizards guard Jordan Crawford said he doesn't believe he will serve in a reserve role the entire year. He certainly isn't acting like it's bothering him as he's led the team in scoring in each of the first two games while averaging 21 points and four assists. "Were going to see how it goes throughout the season," Crawford told the Washington Post last week. "I know what Im capable of. The players and coaches know what Im capable of. Were just going to play it out throughout the season."
Analysis: Crawford's early success as a reserve are a direct turnaround from last season when he struggled coming off the bench in favor of Nick Young. Now, he appears to be biding his time as the 19-year-old Beal struggles to find a comfort level. "I'm just looking for spots on the floor thats open and just taking advantage of it," he said. "Just being aggressive. Trying to loosen up the defense a little bit and take what they give us." Crawford was limited by an ankle issue in his previous game, but expects to play Wednesday at Boston. Fantasy owners should consider him a quality option in deeper formats for Week 2 (Nov. 5-11).
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford struggled to knock down shots during Tuesday's season opener against the Cavaliers. Crawford made just four of his 13 shot attempts in the 94-84 defeat and finished with 11 points. He missed on all six of his attempts from downtown but did chip in with five assists, three rebounds, one steal and a block, while logging 29 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Crawford did what Crawford normally does, which is chuck it up Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Fantasy owners and the Wizards, the shots weren't falling in for the 24-year-old. However, don't expect Crawford to become gun shy as he averaged nearly 14 shots per contest last year for the Wizards. He will expected to be one of the team's main sources for scoring with John Wall sidelined and should be in line to see around 30 minutes per game, despite coming off the bench. While he can be a bit streaky at times, Crawford can be considered a solid low-end option in most formats for the time being.
News: With John Wall out until late November and Nene sidelined indefinitely, Washington guard Jordan Crawford could be thrust into carrying the team's scoring burden at the beginning of the season. Crawford finished third on the team in scoring last season (14.7 ppg), but only connected on 40 percent of his attempts, including a 29-percent clip from downtown. Still, Wizards coach Randy Wittman is eagerly anticipating Crawford's third NBA season. "He had I think probably one of the better summers of anyone on our team in terms of his growth and understanding of me and the things that hes going to have to do to take that next step," Wittman told the Washington Post. Analysis: Crawford's 40-percent accuracy from the field was the lowest among the Wizards' top five scorers last season, but still represented a career high. He also contributed a decent 3.0 assists per game and could be tasked with handling the point more often with Wall out, a role Crawford said he would welcome. "Ive kind of got the natural ability to lead in the locker room," he said. "People kind of look up to me and gravitate to me, so Im excited to be kind of like a veteran to the team." Crawford could serve as a solid Fantasy option at the beginning of the season and is worth a pick in the later rounds of most drafts.
News: With just two games remaining and guard Jordan Crawford suffering through a sprained ankle, the Wizards have decided to end Crawfords season. Crawford told the Washington Post after his last game against Charlotte, that he would keep playing through the injury, however coach Randy Wittman said on Wednesday that he was not responding to treatment and would not play again. End of the Charlotte game, he was laboring a little bit. So hes tried to gut it out through whatever it is, Wittman said. I appreciate that and its just not conducive for him to be laboring at this point, so were going to hold him out.
Analysis: Crawford improved in his second season in the league, increasing his per game averages to 14.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assist in 64 games, and was especially impressive in the second half of the season after the trade that sent Nick Young to Los Angeles. In 31 games after the All-Star break, Crawford averaged 17.0 points on 30.9 minutes per game, both increases over the first half of the season. Crawford remains under contract for next season, so he will likely return as the teams unquestioned starter next to John Wall, so Fantasy owners should expect similar production, making him a middle-to-late round selection on Draft Day.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford has topped 20 points in back-to-back games after notching 28 in a loss to Indiana on Wednesday. Crawford, who scored 23 on Monday against the Bucks, went 11 of 22 from the field over 35 minutes Wednesday. Crawford hit on 5 of 9 from 3-point range and added three assists and two rebounds in the solid performance for Washington.
Analysis: Crawford is playing extremely well right now for Washington because, well, somebody has to. Crawford is averaging 21.2 points per game over his last five contests with 2.8 3-pointers and 3.4 assists per night. Those numbers make him viable in many Fantasy formats so owners should be taking advantage.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford stretched his 20-point scoring streak to seven games on Thursday against the Pacers, putting up exactly 20 in a losing effort. Crawford needed 20 attempts to get his 20 points, so he was not a model of efficiency, and he did make just 3 of 10 from three-point range in the game, however he continues to score at a high level in his new role as the starter. Crawford added three assists and two rebounds in the game, which the Wizards lost, 93-89.
Analysis: Crawford has been remarkably consistent recently, scoring at least 20 in seven straight games, including an active four-game streak in which he has scored exactly 20 points in each game. He does not do much else besides put the ball in the basket, however he appears confident shooting the ball a lot right now, so Fantasy owners should expect him to maintain this kind of production moving forward, making him a solid starting guard option in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Clippers handed Jordan Crawford a starting role for good last Thursday with the trade of Nick Young, and he has stepped up for them, scoring 20-plus point in three straight games after Thursdays team-high, 21-point outing against the Pacers. Crawford struggled with his shot from three-point range, going 2 of 9, however he still managed to shoot a fairly efficient 7 of 15 from the field overall, while hitting 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. Crawford also created room for his teammates, picking up five assists in the game, however his efforts were not enough, as the Wizards blew a late lead and lost, 85-83.
Analysis: Crawford had one six-point game after the trade, however in the other four games he has been surprisingly efficient as a scorer, hitting 46.6 percent of his shots from the field. Crawford is averaging 17.8 points per game since the trade and has cemented his place as the teams number two offensive option. While the Wizards have their struggles offensively at times (which Crawford can exacerbate with his chucking), it appears as if Crawford is going to be a consistent scorer the rest of the way, making him a viable Fantasy option in all formats.
News: After moving him into the starting lineup two weeks ago, the Wizards gave guard Jordan Crawford the biggest vote of confidence yet on Thursday by trading guard Nick Young to the Clippers, freeing up Crawford to be the teams primary shooting guard moving forward. Crawford has started the last seven games for the Wizards, during which time he is averaging 14.9 points per game on 37.0 percent shooting from the field. Crawford should remain the starter opposite John Wall for the remainder of the season, and with an increased role should be able to maintain his scoring rate. On Thursday in the first game after the trade deadline, Crawford gave a good indicator of what can be expected from him from here on out, as he scored 17 points on 6 of 16 shooting with one rebound, two assists and two steals in the Wizards' 99-89 win over the Hornets.
Analysis: Crawford is a low-efficiency, high volume scorer for the Wizards, and he doesnt do much else besides that. However, the team obviously believes he deserves the chance to take the role on his own. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable relying on Crawford moving forward, as the Wizards dont seem to mind the number of shots he attempts. Crawford should remain a viable Fantasy guard in most formats for the remainder of the season.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford's shooting woes continued during Saturday night's contest against the Trail Blazers. Crawford made just three of his 10 attempts in the 110-99 defeat, finishing with eight points. He missed both of his attempts from behind the arc and added one assist and one steal to his stat line, while logging 28 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Crawford continues to start for the Wizards, but unfortunately has cooled off a bit. He has only scored in double figures once aver his last three contests and is shooting just 26 percent from the field over that stretch. Still, Crawford has only been a streaky shooter and hopefully can shoot his way out of his mini slump. With the Wizards slated to play five games in Fantasy Week 12 (March 12-18), and Crawford still starting, owners can consider the 23-year-old a viable low-end option in most formats heading into the upcoming scoring period.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford registered his second 30-point game of the season during Saturday night's contest against the Cavaliers. Crawford finished with 32 points in the 101-98 win, on 13 of 22 shooting from the field. He went 5 of 11 from downtown and also added three rebounds, three assists and one steal to his stat line, while logging 34 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Crawford earned his second straight start in place of the slumping/injured Nick Young and turned in another productive performance. The 23-year-old proved last season he can be productive when he sees ample minutes and that trend has continued thus far. He is averaging 24 points and over his last five contests and is shooting 56 percent from the field over that stretch. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his playing time and production moving forward. Crawford would definitely be line for an increase in value if he continues to earn starts.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford got the start on Wednesday night as coach randy Wittman opted to go with him over the slumping Nick Young. Crawford started the second half of Tuesday's outing as well as Young has been ice cold. Crawford shot 7 for 18, going 2 for 6 from downtown, in the contest on Wednesday. He finished with 18 points, five assists, four boards and one steal in his 30 minutes of action. The Wizards would end up losing to the Magic, 102-95.
Analysis: Crawford could continue to start for the Wizards as Young struggled again this time in his 19 minutes off the bench. Toss in the fact, Crawford has been playing very well for the Wizards, and Young may have a new role. Over his last five games, Crawford is averaging 22.0 points, 3.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds per contest. He's also shooting 54.2 percent from the floor and 44.0 percent from downtown over that span. As long as he's playing this well and getting starts, Crawford can be viewed as a low-end starting guard option in some deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford found himself playing with the starters during Tuesday night's contest against the Bucks. Crawford started the second half in place of the ice-cold Nick Young, and finished with 19 points in the 119-118 defeat. He went 3 of 4 from downtown and also added three rebounds and one assist to his stat line, while logging 28 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Crawford has been red-hot for the Wizards of late and apparently coach Randy Wittman has taken notice. The 23-year-old has logged at least 30 minutes of playing time in four of his last five contests and he started over Nick Young in the second half Tuesday night. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on whether or not Crawford can crack the starting lineup moving forward, but even if he doesn't, he should be active while he is playing so well.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford took his scoring to another level on Wednesday night for the Wizards. Despite Washington getting beaten by Sacramento, Crawford scored a game-high 32 points on 12 of 19 shooting with three 3-pointers over 34 minutes. Crawford added four assists for the Wizards.
Analysis: Crawford has scored 20 or more points in four of his last five games and is averaging 21.2 PPG over that span. That comes with 3.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and two 3-pointers. If this trend continues through the All-Star break and into the second half of the season, Crawford will definitely be a hot pickup in many formats.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford has increased his scoring recently and that trend continued on Monday against the Suns. He finished with a team-high 20 points and three rebounds in the 104-88 loss. He went 7 for 10 from the floor, including 2 for 5 from downtown, and made 4 of 5 free throws. Crawford also chipped in with two assists and a steal while playing 26 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Crawford has scored 20-plus points in three of the last four games and appears to be turning things around after some early struggles. He is averaging 15.6 points with three assists and three rebounds in his last five contests, and is shooting 44 percent over that span. With the way Nick Young has struggled of late, the 23-year-old could start seeing more playing time so keep an eye on the situation going forward. Owners in deeper Fantasy formats should consider getting Crawford active once again.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford posted his second 20-point performance in the last three games on Friday night against the Jazz. He finished with 21 points and six rebounds in the 114-100 loss. He went 7 for 14 from the floor, including 1 for 4 from downtown, and converted all six of his free throws. Crawford also posted three assists while playing 32 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Crawford has scored in double figures in three straight and seems to be finding his shot. He is averaging 12.8 points with 3.8 assists and three rebounds in his last five contests, and is shooting 36 percent over that span. The Wizards like what he brings off the bench and he continues to see significant minutes so keep an eye on his progress going forward. But until he proves to be more consistent, continue to view Crawford as more of a low-end option in Fantasy.
News: Wizards F Jordan Crawford had his best scoring performance since Dec. 30 on Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers. He finished with 21 points and four assists in the 124-109 win. He went 9 for 16 from the field, including 1 for 4 from downtown, and converted both of his free throws. Crawford also posted three steals and two rebounds while playing 30 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Crawford scored more points on Tuesday than he had in his previous three games combined and shot over 50 percent from the floor for the first time since Jan. 16. Owners should not that Nick Young, who is his main competition for playing time, scored 35 points in the same contest, so don't expect him to steal playing time in the near future. Crawford should be left for the deepest of Fantasy formats until he proves to be more consistent.
News: Wizards G Jordan Crawford had another poor performance shooting the ball on Sunday against the Pistons. He finished with just four points on 2 of 12 shooting in the 98-77 win. He went 0 for 3 from beyond the arc and did not get to the foul line while playing 21 minutes off the bench. Crawford posted four assists and a rebound in the victory.
Analysis: Crawford has scored in single digits three straight games and is really struggling with his shot. He is averaging 8.4 points with 3.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds in his last five contests, and is shooting a lowly 26 percent over that span. Meanwhile, Nick Young has been racking up the points, and has been seeing more playing time as a result. Crawford can be a viable option in Fantasy when going well but due to his recent play, keep him reserved in deeper formats.
News: Wizards G Jordan Crawford had one of his worst games of the season on Wednesday against the Knicks, shooting 2 of 10 from the field en route to a seven-point performance. Crawford added three assists, a steal and two rebounds in the game, which the Wizards lost 107-93.
Analysis: Crawford had scored in double figures in six straight games prior to Wednesday and was starting to look more comfortable in his role coming off the bench. He is averaging just 11.5 points per game on the season, and isnt doing much beyond that to help Fantasy owners. Until he can start earning more consistent minutes, he remains just a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford saw 35 minutes of action on Wednesday night against Orlando. He scored 19 points off the bench on a 7-for-19 shooting display. He knocked down three 3-pointers and converted both his foul shots. Crawford added six assists, two rebounds and one steal for the Wizards. Despite Crawford's efforts, the Wizards still lost the game, 109-103.
Analysis: Crawford has been solid off the bench this year for the Wizards as he excels with his role as sixth man. He's averaging 11.8 points and 4.4 assists per outing over his lat five games. If he can post numbers like he did on Wednesday more often Crawford would be worth adding in more Fantasy leagues. For now he remains a low-end guard option in the majority of formats.
News: Wizards G Jordan Crawford was able to get his scoring back in double-figures during Saturday night's contest against the Bobcats. Crawford finished with 12 points in the 102-99 victory, on 4 of 12 shooting from the field. He went 2 of 5 from downtown and also chipped in with seven assists, one steal and one rebound.
Analysis: Crawford was able to get his scoring back into double figures after failing to do so in each of his last two contests. The 23-year-old is starting to shoot the ball a bit better for Washington, making 42 percent of the his field goals over the last five games. However, unless he starts scoring in the high teens or contributing more consistently in other areas, Crawford should be considered a low-end option in most formats. Continue to view him as such heading into Week 6 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5).
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford had 18 points and scored the last nine for the Wizards. After he hit two free throws to cut the Nuggets' lead to 106-104 with 9.4 seconds left, Al Harrington secured the win with a dunk with 7.2 seconds remaining. "We felt we were actually better than this team tonight and to give it up like - we shot ourselves in the foot, and it hurt," Crawford said. He shot 6 for 14 from the floor, going 3 for 6 from beyond the 3-point arc. Crawford also converted 3 of his 4 freebies. He added six boards and one assist in 25 minutes of action. The Nuggets would win the game, 108-104.
Analysis: Crawford continues to give the Wizards a nice boost off the bench as he's scored in double figures in four of his last five games. Over that span he's averaging 14.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 25 minutes an outing. The guard is also shooting 36.8 percent from downtown over that span. Fantasy owners should continue to view Crawford as a low-end guard option in deeper category-based formats.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford played 29 minutes off the bench on Monday in a loss at Houston. Crawford played well in the game as he scored 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting with a 3-pointer. Crawford added four assists for the Wizards. He also grabbed two rebounds in the performance.
Analysis: Crawford has scored in double figures in four of his last five games and is averaging 12.6 PPG over that span. Crawford is starting to shoot better and that is good news for everyone involved. He can be owned and started in deeper Fantasy formats thanks to his 3-point shooting.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford played well on Tuesday night in the Wizards' first win of the season. Beating Toronto on Tuesday, Crawford came off the bench for 19 minutes and scored 11 points. Crawford shot 5 for 11 from the field and added two rebounds and one assist.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Crawford has shot 8 for 22 over his last two games and that is a vast improvement on the early part of his season. He's struggling to shoot just 30 percent from the field at this point, and he's at just 17 percent from 3-point range. Fantasy owners should hope Tuesday's game gets him going. However, he's just a low-end Fantasy option at this point in his career.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford had an off night shooting the ball on Wednesday in Orlando. He shot 30 percent from the field (3 for 10) and missed both his 3-point attempts. Crawford saw 20 minutes of action as he backed up Nick Young at the two-guard spot. Crawford finished with six points, seven boards, four assists and two steals. The Wizards would lose to the Magic, 103-85.
Analysis: Crawford got the start in the season debut with Nick Young sidelined, but has since gone back to coming the bench. While Crawford can light it up when he gets hot, he's still finding a groove this season. Fantasy owners should continue to hold on to Crawford as he could prove valuable down the road. For now, he is just a low-end guard option in all Fantasy formats.
News:Jordan Crawford got the start for the Wizards in Monday's season opener against the Nets and shot well from the field. He made 7 of 12 shots to finish with 15 points in the 90-84 loss. He missed both of his attempts from downtown but made his lone free throw attempt while seeing 28 minutes of action. Crawford also chipped in with four rebounds and an assist in the defeat.
Analysis: Crawford got the start on Monday as Nick Young still gets back into game shape but he is expected to move back to the bench once that happens. His production will likely take a hit once his minutes go down so owners should get the most out of him while they can. Still, he showed last season that he can score when on the court, which keeps him relevant in Fantasy. Consider Crawford a low-end Fantasy G going forward.
News: With Nicks Young accepting a one-year qualifying offer from the Wizards, SG Jordan Crawford is likely heading back to the bench. Crawford averaged 16.3 points after joining the team in a midseason trade and eventually assumed the starting shooting guard role once Young went down with an injury. He scored just six points in Washington's preseason opener against the Sixers.
Analysis: Crawford was penciled in as the team's starting shooting guard, while Young was mulling offers from other clubs, but now will likely be coming off the bench. The 23-year-old will still likely see a decent number of minutes, although he obviously loses a little value heading into draft week. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on how Flip Saunders will distribute playing time between his two guards once the season starts. We still expect Crawford to see some decent run this year, so consider him worthy of a late-round pick in most formats.
News: The Wizards have picked up the third-year options on the rookie contracts of John Wall, Jordan Crawford, Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin. The team also announced Saturday it has extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents Nick Young, Othyus Jeffers, Hamady Ndiaye and Larry Owens. The qualifying offers mean the Wizards have a right of first refusal on any deals the players might sign after the NBA and the players' union reach a new labor agreement -- unless the agreement changes the rules regarding restricted free agents. Wall and Crawford had standout rookie seasons for the Wizards. No. 1 overall pick Wall averaged 16.4 points and 8.3 assists, while Crawford averaged 16.3 points after joining the team in a midseason trade.
Analysis: Crawford showed he could play in the NBA once given a chance after he was traded from Atlanta to Washington. He would play in 26 games after the All-Star break, and saw his minutes jump to 33 per game. He started 16 games for the Wizards as Nick Young was banged up at the end of the season. Over that span, Crawford averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 assists and 3.0 boards per contest. He also netted a triple-double in his career the second half of the season. Crawford showed the Wizards what he can do, but his value hinges on if the Wizards resign Young. If Young is on the roster and healthy, he'll likely return to the starting lineup. Crawford could still play a big part in Washington next year as they are building around Wall. Fantasy owners should monitor him during the offseason and see where he is on the depth chart. If Young leaves and Crawford is starting then he would be considered a sleeper and worth a mid-round pick.
News: The Washington Post reports that Wizards guard Jordan Crawford said that he plans to spend this offseason trying to improve. I think the main thing with me is my strength, Crawford said. I feel like Im strong but not for NBA two-guards. Ive got to get stronger and get my stamina up. Strength and stamina are probably the two most important things to my game.
Analysis: Crawford showed he could play in the NBA once given a chance after he was traded from Atlanta to Washington. He would play in 26 games after the All-Star break, and saw his minutes jump to 33 per game. He started 16 games for the Wizards as Nick Young was banged up at the end of the season. Over that span, Crawford averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 assists and 3.0 boards per contest. He also netted a triple-double in his career the second half of the season. Young showed the Wizards what he can do, but his value hinges on if the Wizards resign Young. If Young is on the roster and healthy, he'll likely return to the starting lineup. Crawford could still play a big part in Washington next year as they are building around John Wall. Fantasy owners should monitor him during the offseason and see where he is on the depth chart. If Young leaves and Crawford is starting then he would be considered a sleeper and worth a mid-round pick.
News: Washington knew what they were doing when they traded Kirk Hinrich to Atlanta for Mike Bibby...and Jordan Crawford. The rookie was seldom used in Atlanta, as he played in just 16 games before the All-Star break. Needless to say he didn't get much court time during his stint with the Hawks. Once he got to the Wizards, things changed for Crawford. He would play in 26 games after the All-Star break, and saw his minutes jump to 33 per game. He started 16 games for the Wizards as Nick Young was banged up at the end of the season. Over that span, Crawford averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 assists and 3.0 boards per contest. He also netted a triple-double in his career the second half of the season. "I mean, what can you say about him," coach Flip Saunders said. "He's been really good for us. He's taken care of the situation and he's making the most of it. That's what you hope they'll do, but until you see it, you don't know what you will get. We've got a pretty good idea about what we've got here."
Analysis: Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld insisted that Crawford be included in the trade and now we know why. The 22-year-old showed the Wizards what he can do, but his value hinges on if the Wizards resign Young. If Young is on the roster and healthy, he'll likely return to the starting lineup. Crawford could still play a big part in Washington next year as they are building around John Wall. Fantasy owners should monitor him during the offseason and see where he is on the depth chart. Assuming he'll be the team's sixth man, Crawford would be worth taking in the mid-to-late rounds on Draft Day.
News: The Washington Post reports that Wizards guard Jordan Crawford has been playing with a sore back for more than a week, but hes not going to stop now with the end of the season near. Im not going to sit out, regardless of the situation. Ive been sitting out all year, said Crawford, a seldom-used reserve in Atlanta before getting traded at the deadline in the Kirk Hinrich deal. Im not going to sit out now.
Analysis: Crawford has played great to close the season, and we consider him a quality Fantasy option in all leagues as long as he's on the court. Unless the Wizards decide to rest Crawford with five games remaining then he should remain in all lineups in all scoring formats.
News: When the Wizards made the trade for guard Mike Bibby in exchange for Kirk Hinrich, not too many people talked about Jordan Crawford being part of that deal. However, Crawford has now become the talk of the of town because of how well he has played during his stint with the Wizards. In his last three games before Sunday's game in Charlotte, Crawford was averaging 28.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists and then scored 23 more on Sunday against the Bobcats in a rare road win. He also netted a triple-double in the team's win Friday against Cleveland with John Wall sitting out a one-game suspension for his dust up with Zydrunas Ilgauskas. "I mean, what can you say about him," coach Larry Saunders said. "He's been really good for us. He's taken care of the situation and he's making the most of it. That's what you hope they'll do, but until you see it, you don't know what you will get. We've got a pretty good idea about what we've got here."
Analysis: Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld insisted that Crawford be included in the trade and now we know why. The 22-year-old has been spectacular during his 20 games in Washington, averaging 16.6 points and 3.3 rebounds over that stretch. With Nick Young sidelined with a knee injury, Crawford has found himself in a regular in the starting lineup of late and has logged over 40 minutes in four straight contests. He has scored over 20 points in all four of those games and is averaging almost 22 shot attempts per game over that span. While he could see a slight decrease in playing time if and when Young does return from his injury, Crawford's recent strong play makes it tough to take him out of most starting lineups. Fantasy owners should leave him active in the majority of formats heading into Fantasy Week 24 (April 4-13).
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford notched his first career triple-double during Friday's 115-107 win over the Cavaliers. Crawford, who again saw more minutes with John Wall serving his one-game suspension, finished with 21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the contest on 8 of 18 shooting from the field. He went 1 of 2 from downtown and also chipped in with two blocks while logging 43 minutes of game action. "They did a good job making me look good," Crawford said. The 22-year-old is averaging 23.0 points, 5.6 assists and 5.0 rebounds over his last five contests.
Analysis: With Nick Young sidelined and John Wall playing less than a quarter over the past two games, Crawford has been seeing big-time minutes. The youngster has logged over 40 in each of his last three contests and has been really been making the most of his extra playing time. Crawford has scored at least 20 points in each of his last three contests and is averaging 22 shot attempts over that stretch. While those numbers are sure to drop a bit when Wall comes back from his suspension, Crawford has been productive enough to leave starting in the majority of formats moving forward. Leave him active heading into Fantasy Week 24 (April 4-13).
News: After Washington guard John Wall was ejected from Wednesday's game with Miami, fellow rookie Jordan Crawford stepped up. Crawford wound up scoring 39 points, 12 more than his previous career high. "Jordan continues to impress and amaze," coach Flip Saunders said. "Whatever you ask him to do, whatever responsibility, he has no fear." Crawford shot 12 for 24 from the field -- converting 5 of his 8 shots from beyond the 3-point arc -- and nailed all 10 of his freebies at the charity stripe. The rookie added four assists and three boards, but also committed five turnovers in his 46 minutes of action.
Analysis: With Nick Young sidelined, Crawford has been starting and playing well in his place. Over the last five games, Crawford is averaging 23.8 points, 5.4 assists and 4.4 boards per contest. He's turned into a great waiver wire addition late in the year and has helped many Fantasy owners out. While he's getting plenty of court time and playing at this level, owners should stick with him until the bottom falls out.
News: The Washington Post reports that Wizards guard Nick Young will likely make his long-awaited return against the Nuggets on Friday. Young, the Wizards leading scorer at 17.7 point per game, has missed the past five games with a bone bruise on the outside of his left knee, but Coach Flip Saunders said that he expects to bring him off the bench behind Jordan Crawford and give him limited minutes against the Nuggets. Young went through all the drills in shootaround without complication and will be listed as probable.
Analysis: Crawford will remain the starter, and he's still worth using in daily leagues against the Nuggets even with Young back. But keep an eye on how both players do in tandem, and hopefully Crawford can continue to play well. There's still a chance Young might not make it through the rest of the season, so don't give up on Crawford just yet. But if Young is back for good then Crawford's value will be limited.
News: Wizards G Jordan Crawford managed a third consecutive 20-point game on Sunday against New Jersey. He scored 21 points to go with four rebounds and three assists in 44 minutes, shooting 8 of 17 from the field. Crawford has averaged 18.8 shot attempts per game over his last five contests.
Analysis: Crawford has played at least 42 minutes in each of his last three games, coinciding with the 20-point outbursts. It also coincides with the absence of Nick Young due to injury. Expect the Wizards to feature Crawford heavily down the stretch as they look to figure out what they've got in the young guard, but Young's pending return does figure to take at least a small chunk out of his production. View him as a decent low-end starter off the waiver wire if you can temper your expectations some.
News: With the Wizards decimated by injuries, guard Jordan Crawford made his second start of the season in Tuesday's 98-79 loss to the Bulls. Crawford took advantage of his extedned playing time as he finished with a career-high 27 points on 10 of 21 shooting from the field. He heated up in the second quarter against the Bulls' reserves, scoring 15 points in the period on 5 for 6 shooting. "In the NBA it can be a 360, and the next day you never know what can happen," Crawford said. "Luckily I was ready. I want to feed off this game and keep going." He also finished with four assists and three rebounds while playing all 48 minutes against Chicago.
Analysis: With all the injuries the Wizards have been dealing with, Crawford has found himself playing meaningful minutes in the Nations Capital. He has now played at least 20 minutes in each of his last six contests and made two starts over that stretch. Fantasy owners who are in need of a boost at the guard position might want to think about taking a flier out on Crawford while he is playing so well. However, continue to monitor the Wizards' injury situation moving forward. Crawford could have his minutes reduced once Washington's guards get healthy.
News: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford turned in one of his better offensive performances of the season in Tuesday's 95-76 loss to the Bucks. Crawford finished with a career-high 22 points in the contest on 9 of 17 shooting from the field. He went a perfect 3 for 3 from the charity stripe and also chipped in with four rebounds, three assists and two steals while logging 27 minutes off the bench. At one point, he was one of five rookies on the floor for Washington, though Crawford led the way. "I didn't even know until the coaches said it at halftime," he said. "We played with a lot of hustle, got back into the game, but unfortunately with young players like us sometimes there are slipups, so we couldn't maintain keeping up with them and they got out to a good lead."
Analysis: With the Wizards just devastated with injuries, Crawford continues to see a decent amount of run. He has now played over 20 minutes in three straight contests and is averaging 11.6 points over that stretch. Fantasy owners in daily leagues want to take a flier on 22-year-old while he is playing so well.
News: With Nick Young (illness) out of the lineup, Washington guard Jordan Crawford got the chance to make his first career start in Saturday's win over Minnesota. He was a bit shot-happy, hoisting up 10 shots early and often on the night. Crawford would only make three of them on his way to eight points. He pulled down four rebounds and recorded a steal and an assist in 20 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Crawford was traded to Washington just before the deadline, and Saturday was the most floor time he's seen, and he took more shots than in any other game as a result. He fell in love with the 3-point shot, but connected on just one of his five tries from downtown. Crawford was expected to provide depth to the Wizards backcourt, but he cracked the starting lineup in just his fifth game with the club. Still, his role is not large -- or consistent -- enough to warrant anything but marginal Fantasy value moving forward.
News: Washington guard Jordan Crawford hit some key shots with less than two minutes to go on Saturday night against Dallas. After he logged just eight minutes in his Wizards' debut on Friday, the rookie tallied 17 minutes in Washington's 99-105 loss to Dallas. He shot 5 for 9 from the field -- missing both his shots from downtown -- finishing with 10 points. Crawford added two steals and two assists for the Wizards.
Analysis: Crawford averaged just 4.2 points and 1.8 boards in his 16 games for the Hawks this year. He should be more playing time in Washington though as they are trying to rebuild around John Wall. Despite a better chance to play and perform, Crawford hasn't proven himself worth owning in Fantasy leagues just yet. Continue to leave him on the waiver wire.
News: Making his debut with the team, Wizards guard Jordan Crawford had limited opportunity in Friday's loss to the Heat. He played just eight minutes on the night, scoring two points on 1 of 3 shooting.
Analysis: Crawford played fewer minutes than everyone else on the Wizards roster who entered the game. Still, he didn't even get on the court in his last four games as a Hawk. Even though he's been traded with a slightly better opportunity to play more with Washington, Crawford is still a player who should remain on the waiver wire in the short term. Fantasy owners should leave him off of rosters in every format.
News: The Washington Post reports that the trade with Atlanta went through officially Friday, which means that new Washington players Mike Bibby, Maurice Evans and Jordan Crawford are cleared to play in Friday's game at Miami.
Analysis: Crawford, who played his college ball at Xavier, was the 27th pick of the first round in the 2010 NBA draft by the Nets. He had only played in one of Atlanta's previous 10 games. Crawford might get some more run in Washington, but we doubt it is going to help his Fantasy value. Ignore him in the majority of leagues.
News: The official team website for the Wizards reports Friday that new Washington players Mike Bibby, Maurice Evans and Jordan Crawford, who were traded from Atlanta in the deal for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong, are with the team heading to shootaround but can't participate because their paperwork with the NBA following the trade has yet to be finalized. The Wizards play at Miami on Friday night, which will be the debut for the three new Washington players. There is speculation Bibby might see a buyout following the trade, which could still happen, but it appears like he will play against the Heat.
Analysis: Crawford, who played his college ball at Xavier, was the 27th pick of the first round in the 2010 NBA draft by the Nets. He had only played in one of Atlanta's previous 10 games. Crawford might get some more run in Washington, but we doubt it is going to help his Fantasy value. Ignore him in the majority of leagues.
News: The Atlanta Hawks dealt point guard Mike Bibby on Wednesday to the Washington Wizards. Bibby, Maurice Evans, rookie Jordan Crawford and a first-round draft pick were traded to the Wizards for point guard Kirk Hinrich and center Hilton Armstrong.
Analysis: Crawford, who played his college ball at Xavier, was the 27th pick of the first round in the 2010 NBA draft by the Nets. He had only played in one of Atlanta's previous 10 games. Crawford might get some more run in Washington, but we doubt it is going to help his Fantasy value.
News: Hawks rookie guard Jordan Crawford hasn't seen much court time so far this season. Like most rookies, Crawford isn't a big contributor to his team and sees more mop-up duty. He's played in a total of 16 games, but always seems to log more minutes in Atlanta losses. In the nine games he's played in when the Hawks have won, Crawford averaged 2.0 points in about five minutes of action. In the seven games that saw the Hawks lose, Crawford logged 15 minutes an outing and averaged 7.0 points and 1.6 assists.
Analysis: Heading into the All-Star break Crawford has played in just one game in February. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much out of the rookie in the second half of the season. He's a low-end option on the Hawks and isn't worth owning in any Fantasy league at this stage of his career.
News: Hawks guard Jordan Crawford say some rare minutes in Tuesday's 117-83 loss to the Sixers. With the Philadelphia up big in the second half, coach Larry Drew began emptying his bench and playing the reserves. Crawford logged 20 minutes in the blowout and finished with nine points on 4 of 14 shooting from the field. He went 1 of 2 at the free-throw line and also added seven rebounds and five assists to his statline.
Analysis: Crawford has been the forgotten man on the bench for the Hawks this season. The rookie out of Xavier appeared in just five games in the month of January and Tuesday marked his first action in eight contests. He only saw extended minutes because the game was out of reach by halftime and will likely be right back on the bench for Atlanta's next game. While he does have some long-term value, Crawford should not be starting in any Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: Atlanta made an interesting substitution in Tuesday's overtime win over the Miami Heat. The Hawks inserted rookie guard Jordan Crawford into the game around the five-minute mark in the fourth quarter with the Heat leading by one point. That was interesting because Crawford had not played since Jan. 8 against Indiana. Crawford contributed by missing his only shot, a 3-point attempt. He played two minutes before his night was over.
Analysis: Crawford played three minutes against the Pacers on Jan. 8 and also missed his only 3-point attempt. Crawford has played in just 13 games this season and has no Fantasy value at this time. Hawks coach Larry Drew must have had his reasons for putting Crawford into the game but we do not know what they are. Plus, Fantasy owners shouldn't really care.
News: Atlanta guard Jordan Crawford saw 15 minutes of action on Thursday as coach Larry Drew rested all of his starters. He shot 50 percent from the field (4 for 8), connecting on his lone 3-point attempt. He would finish with nine points and one board. The Hawks would beat the Wizards, 116-96.
Analysis: Over Atlanta's last eight games, Crawford has only played in four of them. He's scored in double figures in three of those games, but is averaging 10 points in those games played. The rookie has shown he can play and produce, but his lack of court time hurts his Fantasy value. He is more of a long-term keeper project than impact player at this stage of the game.
News: For the second time this season rookie guard Jordan Crawford scored in double figures. He shot 4 for 6 from the field, going 2 for 3 from downtown, in his 12 minutes of action on Saturday against Dallas. He finished with 10 points and one rebound.
Analysis: Crawford gets inconsistent minutes, which doesn't bode well for his Fantasy value. He may be a factor in the future, but while he's deep on the depth chart Fantasy owners can ignore him in all formats.
News: Atlanta rookie guard Jordan Crawford, who played great in the preseason but saw just two minutes in his first four NBA games, saw an increase on Wednesday against Detroit. With Jamal Crawford missing the game, the Hawks gave the younger Crawford 11 minutes. He shot 1 for 2 from the field and scored two points with two assists and three personal fouls. Hawks coach Larry Drew talked about keeping Crawford engaged after being his team's top scorer in college, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "He played a lot in preseason because a lot of guys were hurt. Its a role that hes going to have to accept, and he just has to stay ready," Drew said of Crawford's minimal minutes.
Analysis: Crawford might become a nice scorer in this league similar to the elder player on his team with the same last name. For now, however, it appears he's just going to help out where needed. He has no Fantasy value until he starts getting consistent minutes.
News: Hawks SG Jordan Crawford did not get off the bench during Friday's game against the 76ers. In the first two games, the rookie has played two minutes and scored no points. He has one rebound.
Analysis: Crawford was quite a scoring presence in college at Xavier, but the Hawks aren't ready to unleash him on the NBA just yet since they feel he is a defensive liability. His path to the lineup is also blocked by the likes of Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford. The younger Crawford remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Hawks rookie SG Jordan Crawford, who has generated some excitement this preseason by averaging 21.0 points per game, fourth-best in the NBA, will have to play better defense before the Hawks can rely on him as an integral part of the rotation, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "My challenge with him is defensively," coach Larry Drew said. "He needs to take more of a challenge. Every rookie that comes in the league, that is where they have to establish themselves first so they can send out the message that they are not going to be a liability on the defensive end. He can score the ball. We all know we can do that.
Analysis: Crawford has proven to be more than just a pure scorer, averaging 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in three preseason games, but his shortcomings on defense are apparent. Good defensive players anticipate the action before it happens, Drew said. His tendency if he is away from the ball is to relax. He has to get better at being ready to defend. If I am watching our last two games, if Im the opponent, that would be a glaring thing I would see right off the bat. His tendency on the weak side is to relax, therefore he becomes an easy target to screen." The Hawks have plenty of depth at guard, with both Jamal Crawford and Jeff Teague available off the bench, so despite Jordan Crawford's good work this preseason, he'll likely get only a few minutes per game. He's not worth drafting in standard 12-team leagues.
News: Atlanta guard Jordan Crawford had another monster preseason game on Tuesday against the Wizards. Crawford played 47 minutes, topping 45 for the second consecutive game, and scored a game-high 30 points. He shot 13 of 20 from the field and went 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Crawford added five rebounds and five assists.
Analysis: The rookie out of Xavier shot 7 of 17 and scored 20 points in his last preseason contest at Detroit. He's played better and better in each successive game thus far in the preseason and could be playing his way into the rotation for the Hawks. That said, we doubt he's going to come close to playing even 20-30 minutes per night when the regular season begins. Crawford might be worth monitoring heading into the year but he's not worth having on rosters in Fantasy play just yet.
News: Atlanta rookie guard Jordan Crawford is certainly making a preseason name for himself after two games. Crawford scored 13 points over 29 minutes in his preseason opener and followed that by scoring a game-high 20 points in 46 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Pistons. Crawford, from Xavier, shot 7 of 17 from the field and 2 of 7 from long range and added seven assists. He also stole a ball and picked up three rebounds.
Analysis: Crawford has shown the ability to score in bunches and also contribute with some passing, 3-point shooting and low-end rebounds for a guard. That said, we doubt he's going to come close to playing even 20-30 minutes per night when the regular season begins. Crawford might be worth monitoring heading into the year but he's not worth having on rosters in Fantasy play just yet.