Today the Los Angeles Clippers laid the smack down on the New York Knicks. Shooting guard Jamal Crawford has played well for the Clippers this year and he wants to finish out the year strong to make his best case for sixth man of the year.
“I just want to get back in rhythm,” Crawford said to Clippers.com. “The last game was frustrating. I’m not 100-percent, but I think I can go out there and play. It’s more about us getting back on track, so everything else is secondary to that.”
Crawford is a wizard with the ball; he routinely puts his opposing defender on roller skates, so to speak, and he is probably the most entertaining bench player in the league. He has range out to the three point line and his teammates sometimes even get lost watching his dribble moves.
In the end, the ever eloquent Chris Paul makes Crawford’s case best.
“[He has the] ability to just come in and be a game-changer,” Chris Paul said. “He’s one of the few guys that come off the bench in the league that teams have to prepare for like a starter. He should have been an All-Star this year, but we know how valuable is to our team and why he should win Sixth Man of the Year.”