Fantasy Basketball: Time To Drop Jordan Crawford
The writing was on the wall when G Jordan Crawford was traded from the Boston Celtics to the Golden State Warriors. He was headed to a team with three stud flex-guards (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala) and it was very unlikely that Crawford would get much playing time.
Some patient fantasy owners refused to give up faith on JC and actually held onto him. Crawford was a decent low-end fantasy option in Boston, simply because he was in the starting lineup game after game. He posted 11.7 points, 5.3 assists, and two rebounds in Beantown and the guard was consistently showing up in the box score.
However, Crawford has seen his fantasy numbers plummet since coming over to the West Coast. Through six games with Golden State, Crawford has averaged a meager 6.7 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 rebounds. Probably even worse is that the guard is averaging an embarrassing 14.5 minutes per game, which is well under the 31.6 minutes per game he was getting in Boston.
Crawford has quickly become a fantasy afterthought and the former Xavier standout is no longer getting the reliable amount of playing time that he was in Boston. He has basically become the guy at the end of the bench and only has value in the deepest of formats.
If you are still holding onto Crawford hoping that he starts to receive more playing time, don’t hold your breathe. It is finally time to part ways with journeyman.
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