Corey Jae Crowder (BOS) “New England Clam” nike

(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Profile:

BOS Forward: 6’6, 235 lbs; 6th year, Marquette 

NBA Role: two-way forward 

Much like fellow 2012 draftee Draymond Green (GS), Jae Crowder is an undersized-written off-former second round forward who’s exceeding expectations in the NBA; consistent source of energy & toughness, does not care for your personal space – sticky defender (normally in the mix for steals, deflections, blocks and loose balls); built like an NFL tight end – uses his strong frame to finish through contact, cradles the ball like Jason Witten – but has some finesse (ft. pull-up midrangers)*; falls on drives like every other Golden Eagle (talking to you, Jimmy, Wade & Wes); good shooter from downtown – important as Jae spends time at both 3 & 4; Jae is a fan favorite in Boston (how can you not like him!?)**vital member of a possible Finals contender – can Crowder help BOS seize the opportunity in 2017-18?

*Crowder’s gotten much better at rising up off the bounce:

**he’s actually one of those, ‘love him if he’s on your team, hate him if he’s not’ players

DOG Status: Star UnderDOG

Signature Shot: 3-pointer • ‘drop hands’

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 81

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Career: 8.9 points/game, 3.8 rebounds/game, 44% FG

Big East Player of the Year (2012)

Avg. career-high 14.2 points/game in 2015-16

Shops in Milan


More on “Jae”

“Featured Lights”

  • “Jae Drops 27” – Jae Crowder can score too, ya know (via DownToBuck; Feb. 2016)

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