Jamal Crawford Would Like to Start, Also Unhappy? (P. 3)

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Silasie
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There is a lot of conjecture from the briefest of comments. Is he unhappy at all? As fans we can get a bit bored in the off season but there is a lot of talk about what could easily be nothing.

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There is a lot of conjecture from the briefest of comments. Is he unhappy at all? As fans we can get a bit bored in the off season but there is a lot of talk about what could easily be nothing.
my wife was actually talking to me about this a few days before this thread was posted up. It stems from a lot of his lukewarm respnses to twitter questons. He seemed very indifferent on the Clippers future, and i can see that maybe this stems from his beliefs that he deserves to be a starter, which....

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I must admit as I wrote the above post I realised that I had only seen a couple of twitter comments quoted and I might not have seen all of it. I don't follow twitter.

I totally agree about him being an impact player.

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Aren't jcraws years after this non guaranteed? So technically he would be an expiring contract. Either way i wouldn't be surprised if we gets traded for a quality big and then maybe pick up a guard

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There is a rumor floating around on twitter about DJ+Jamal for Bosh. It's just a rumor right now but if you check Jamal's recent tweets, it seems as if something is in the works. How do you guys feel about that?

https://twitter.com/JCrossover

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ClippersSince97 wrote:
There is a rumor floating around on twitter about DJ+Jamal for Bosh. It's just a rumor right now but if you check Jamal's recent tweets, it seems as if something is in the works. How do you guys feel about that?

https://twitter.com/JCrossover

That would help both teams. Bosh gets overshadowed by LeBron for obvious reasons, but the dudes got a ton of game left.

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Good lord I hate Bosh more than I do Lebron.

Voyeur
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I don't mind losing DJ for Bosh, but Crawford? That would be tough.

Clippersfan86
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Bosh would be so nasty with Blake. My God...

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I'm cool for this Bosh can play center and PF. lets do it send DJ now

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I hope the rumor is true.Bosh will be great!

ClippersSince97
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It was a weak rumor and I don't see it picking up any traction. Sorry guys!

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I don't think I buy that rumor at all.

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I don't think rumor is true but I wouldn't mind getting a decent "Big" for DJ + Crawford. Although I would miss the 4-point plays, I think Willie Green can contribute at #2 guard.

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No problem, it made us have a discussion about it. lol. Bosh would be a great fit.

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Willie certainly deserves the playing time. Despite the fact I feel Crawford is almost invaluable as our 6th man. I could live with Crawford leaving if I knew we had someone who can provide solid scoring in his place.

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Bosh is weak.. I'd rather keep DJ and crawford

Clippersfan86
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Jamal Crawford ‏@JCrossover 13h

Don't ever get to comfortable..

worm
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I think something is brewing up regarding the tweet of Jamal ,have a feeling something is coming up.

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Bosh isn't a C, he works as a C on Miami because of their makeup. He's as much of a C as David West, LMA, etc, so I wouldn't consider that a good move, but he is a good team defender when he commits to it and in the right system.

I don't think he would be a good option for this team.

Jamal being moved wouldn't surprise me. Like I said, the fit just might not be so good anymore with the new moves.

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@JCrossover: How come every time you bump your leg on the table or something , you rub it like the pain will go away quicker lol.

Could this possibly mean that he metaphorically bumped his leg by joining the Clippers and he's trying to rub the pain away by getting traded because he's so unhappy. This is the only possible explanation. We're f*cked!

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hahaha

Andrew818
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uh oh...haha

Clippersfan86
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You guys joked but he's tweeted that "I'll play anywhere" twice in the last 24 hours. If you want out... don't let the door hit your ass on the way is how I feel. I loved Jamal and defended the hell out of him last year but anybody that doesn't WANT to be here can GTFO.

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maybe he's responding to our front office, who told Jamal that we are shopping him and may possibly trade him?

he is a team player and professional that will fit in and help us a lot. i hope he wants to be on our team. he's making decent money and will be on a winning team. i'd be really disappointed if he does not want to play for us.

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Mo Williams is more professional than him if he wants out.

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If he'll "play anywhere", does L.A. not count? It is somewhere last time I checked.

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What if the FO wants him out? It really seems like this is why he's tweeting "I'll play anywhere.", I don't think he's choosing not to play for the Clippers.

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very true. trying to be positive. lol.

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that's what i was speculating, maybe he's responding to the FO trade talks?

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If so I'll criticize the front office. He was a HUGE part of our team and an awesome 6th man. Unless we are packaging him and DJ for a legit all star, I don't approve.

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hahaha, nice!

...but Jamal is not an untradeable player, so of course if it improves the team, I have no issues, but Doc mentioned wanting to keep a lot of the guys but add to then team, but he also clearly sees Paul/Grifin/Jordan as the main guys.

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agree. only if we get an all star.

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If Crawford is really unhappy than I would consider trading him.Doc's system needs everyone to buy in.If he doesn't like his role than we should shop him because his role likely won't change.If we had to trade him than I would trade him for a big.With Willie and Bullock on the roster it won't be hard to replace Crawford's minutes in the rotation but it would suck because no one else on the team can bring the kind of offense Crawford does.

Honestly if Crawford was traded,I wouldn't blame it on him being upset.Since he has been here he has been nothing but professional.Could be that Crawford doesn't fit into what Doc wants.Remember Crawford played so well last season because VDN doesn't enforce a real system like Doc does.This is just pure speculation but if this is Crawford's way of hinting at him being traded then I think it's our FO that wants to move him.I don't think he would ask for a trade before the season has even started.

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Honestly, this is how I see it. Front Office came to Jamal to tell him that he could possibly be traded this offseason. As a result, he's a little butthurt because he thought he meant so much to the Clippers.

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aren't we looking wayyyyy too deep into what he tweets, hell what anyone tweets.??

Aren't we the ones blowing things out of proportion?

by the way, since when is ..."How come every time you bump your leg on the table or something , you rub it like the pain will go away quicker lol" a metaphor for him saying he is unhappy in LA?

What if he says

Trades are bound to happen...if it deters you it shows you have a weak personality..see odom and his game....see ebled and him saying he was more worried about getting better. its how you handle yourself.

The offseason hasn't officially started. There is no reason for him to be unhappy. Not about being a starter. not about trades being made or signings...its for the better of the team you are on...

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I think that knee bump thing was a joke... at least I hope.

We're going crazy. It's like we're ESPN and we're all out of stories, so anything we can get our hands on is MONEY!

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lol the knee metaphor thing was a joke.There has been 0 rumors about Crawford so we shouldn't expect anything.Just a weird couple of tweets from Crawford.We can't look too deep into it but I wouldn't be surprised if Crawford was traded.With a new coach and new system,some players just don't fit how coaches would like.Instead of waiting to see if the player will adjust,you trade them while their value is still high.Not saying I think Crawford will get traded,just saying you never know.

EDIT:Just asked Eric Pincus on Twitter if he has heard anything about Crawford being traded and he responded,"nothing concrete".

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Guys, that knee metaphor thing I said was a complete joke. Lol

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This thread is ridiculous. Can we just close this already?

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Thank you! Suck knee-jerk reactions over NOTHING!

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Well we won't know it's over nothing until next season. Nobody here is blowing up, just making discussion and I think it's valid. Guy goes from happiest and most well known basketball tweeter on the web to suddenly posting a ton of negative tweets over a period of weeks? Doesn't take a genius to see something is going on. Maybe it's with his personal life and not the Clippers but still something to note.

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Back to reality.

With the guards we have doesn't it make sense to trade Jamal? His D is suspect. Including Willie we have good shooters. JC was a black hole. Give him the ball and he was going to shoot. HE -WAS- the offense in the second unit especially since LO didn't score. Let Bledsoe and Mat defend then give it to Jamal. Jamal does his dance and shoots. If he's on we win he's off we're screwed. This ain't gonna happen any more.

Barnes can play SG. We have a real solid back up PG. Willie's D is better.

We have no bigs and Jamal has a ~ $3mill contract.

I smell a trade

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86: you have self proclaimed yourself as being emotional and over reacting to things. That Is exactly what this is. You do know that he is in the middle of a pro am up in seattle right now and has been playing ball all over the NW recently right? Have you possibly thought that he is talking about that? The wows could be a reaction to what is going on with that? He Is not even in LA talking to the FO nor does he need to be bc he is locked in and doesn't need to stress. He knows his role.

Please guys, stop acting like jealous girlfriends over analyzing every little word that a dude says. While some people on this site probably talk about nothing but clippers basketball all day, there is a real good chance that he doesn't talk about it for days at a time. Cut the guy some slack and let him just tweet, which he does a lot, and a lot of the time it has nothing to do with basketball or the clippers. CALM DOWN CLIPPER NATION

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Jered I didn't start the thread, nor am I anywhere near the only one talking about it. So me being overly caught up in the moment or emotional is irrelevant. It's the summer and there isn't always much to discuss so things like this tend to catch fire.

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Let's just talk about Jamal and a possible trade. It's an interesting subject.

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I'm not trying to call you out 86 or say that youre the only one that is doing this, but you are one of the people who is hanging on every word he says. Imagine you are jamals favorite pizza place. Then one day he tweets "i love cheeseburgers and could eat them all day".. That doesn't mean that he doesn't like pizza anymore.... You just have to let some stuff that he tweets slide by as not basketball stuff... cuz its not all about ball

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Crawford's contract is actually 5.25 Mill this season and the next 2 years are not fully guaranteed(only 1.5 mill is guaranteed). But the problem is who would we trade him for.A trade we could possible do is send him to the Timberwolves for Derrick Williams.This is a risky trade because the Wolves have been very open to wanting to trade this guy.

I personally haven't seen too much of his game but looking at his stats he is a combo forward who can space the floor,can rebound,and is an explosive dunker.Seems like a good fit for Lob City,at least a better fit than Jamison.

Anyone here know if this guy is any good?Him and Crawford have close enough salaries,so it works money wise.And since they Wolves want to get rid of him we could ask for a pick also.Not saying we should do any Crawford trades,just throwing it out there for discussion.

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I'll say this one time.. I'm more of a Jamal Crawford fan than a JJ Redick fan... I like the Dudley signing but I was iffy bout the JJ thing... Sad I'm still sad about Mayo

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