October 20, 2012 in Professional
With John Wall out due to injury, the Washington Wizards are relying on offensive specialist and Detroit native Jordan Crawford perhaps more than they planned. But Michael Lee of the Washington Post writes that Crawford has been showing he’s more than just a one-dimensional scorer, flashing some passing and even a little defense this preseason:
Fans at Verizon Center groaned in anticipation, waiting for Anthony to flaunt his expansive offensive arsenal on the Washington Wizards’ third-year shooting guard. Anthony attempted to use his strength to get closer to the basket but Crawford didn’t yield much ground and batted the ball out of bounds before Anthony could make a move.
Asked a day later about how he felt about that sequence, Crawford defiantly shrugged and said, “We all men here.”
Crawford, as he always does when he gets the chance in interviews, gives major credit for his philosophy to his upbringing in Detroit in Lee’s story as well.