Originally written on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 2/12/13
While everyone is soaking in happiness and rejoice following the Wizards’ fourth straight win and 11th of their last 18, many have began to forget the existence of one Jordan Crawford. The love-to-hate swingman has often been touted for his volume scoring and unique wardrobe, but even more often hammered for his recklessness and inept decision-making. Either way, ‘Steez’ has failed to step on the hardwood for two straight games now, after he only clocked an average of 14 minutes and 4.4 points per game the seven games prior. With no apparent report of injury, there’s really nothing to make of this other than Jordan has replaced Chris Singleton in Randy Wittman’s doghouse. This could be for a variety of reasons. For virtually his entire tenure as a Wizard thus far, Crawford was considered Washington’s premiere scorer on what had been a very stagnant offense, an offense that seemed to have no choice but to resort to his erratic shot attempts, and risk his disruption of offensive fluidity.   At times we saw Crawford actually running the offense, which only displayed his poor decision making skills – you know, like when he fends off a screener to go ISO, only to eventually chuck up a contested 25-foot jump shot. Yeah, we know that sequence all too well. It usually triggers a slew of curse words and phrases unfavorable to the rest of the family members you forced to watch the game with you in the first place.   Crawford may also be the victim of an emerging offense that simply doesn’t require his services anymore. The Wizards offense, engineered by John Wall, has found more reliable scoring options in guys like Bradley Beal, Martell Webster and Nene, while Crawford has become a complete non-factor, tallying a total of only 11 minutes and three points during the Wizards’ current 4-game win streak. All this said, let’s not lose sight here…Crawford does not lack talent. The man can ball and we all know that. He has the ability to get the ball in the hole by taking his jump shots or driving to the rim. He has solid pass making skills. He’s a staunch defender. Catch my drift? The Wizards may be working with some trade value here, so long as the streak of stat sheets with “DNP – Coach’ decision” doesn’t extend. There are several teams who would be interested in the instant offense Jordan could provide off the bench. Placing Crawford in a rotation where he’s not expected to be that premiere scorer, but more so as a spot-filler who could spell a starting 2-guard seems most ideal, especially on a contender. We'll follow up this post tomorrow with more detailed suggestions of which lucky franchises could be infused a little bit of Steeeeeez should the Wizards front office decide to move him -- if they haven't decided already.
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