One of the questions I was most asked during Game 2 was some variation of “why is Doc going with Jordan Crawford over Courtney Lee?” Here’s Doc’s reasoning:
Rivers was asked Wednesday about his preference of Crawford over Lee, and he said he simply thinks Crawford is playing better than Lee right now.
“Yeah, it’s not that deep,” Rivers said. “I just think right now (Crawford is) is (playing better) and I think offensively he gives you a better shot at it. Courtney, defensively, is better, so it really depends on — with us, because of the injuries we have at the guard spots, it really depends on the matchups for us, whether Jordan, in certain spots, or Courtney, will play. And that’s just the way it’s going to be.”
OK, it’s not the most ringing endorsement of Crawford over Lee, but that doesn’t change the fact that right now, Crawford is behind Lee on the depth chart. I had a Twitter discussion yesterday with a couple of pretty knowledgeable guys and it seems like while there