If there were concerns about Jordan Crawford’s ability to play off ball, after a good Vegas showcase its safe to say Crawford has answered his critics. Yes, its only Summer League but the rookie from Xavier has proven he can play with some of the best in the NBA. Including Denver who used several players from their starting roster, yet Crawford held his own. In Las Vegas, Crawford averaged 18 points per game, and ranked 16th in assist. The funny thing is Crawford played Shooting Guard, during most of the summer. Like all rookies, Crawford made mistakes, but it was his willingness to keep playing despite bad shooting nights that impressed the coaches. In a not so pretty Hawk offensive effort against the Bucks, Crawford helped with his defense. Crawford might be a steal for the tight pocket Hawks, who failed to sign any big name Free Agents. Including Brad Miller, and seems like they may miss out on the three-time MVP Shaquille O’Neal. However, if the rookie Jordan Crawford keeps up his consistent play, those missed opportunities by the Hawks can disappear real fast. Look for a duo of Jordan and Jamal Crawford; they both have similar games when it comes to attacking the rim. What is impressive about Crawford so far in his young career is he learning from mistakes and may be a key piece to the Hawks season.
Jordan Crawford Summer League recap!
July 19, 2010 3:15 pm EDT by