Feb 19, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Jordan Crawford (55) moves the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Let Jordan Crawford Walk

The Jordan Crawford era in Golden State is over, which comes as a relief to some fans.

Crawford was not extended a qualifying offer by the team in the hours leading up to free agency, and now with free agency officially under way, Crawford is an unrestricted free agent and is free to sign with anyone.

The fourth-year guard out of Xavier was traded to the Warriors midseason in an effort to provide more scoring off the bench. The Warriors statistically had one of the worst benches in the league last season, and they wanted Crawford to be that spark.

At times he was, but Crawford was more erratic than productive. He averaged 8.4 points and 1.4 assists in 42 games with the Warriors, and those 1.4 assists per game are all you need to know about his tenure in Golden State. The ball would often stop moving once it got into his hands; Crawford loved isolation plays for himself and taking long, ill-advised jumpers. This is part of the reason why the Warriors traded for Steve Blake later on in the season, acquiring a sure-handed, veteran player who can come of the bench and share the ball, unlike Crawford.

With newly-hired head coach Steve Kerr wanting a free-moving offense that shares the ball, it’s no surprise that the Warriors want no part of Crawford anymore.

Surely, another team will pick him up, and surely, that team will find out that Jordan Crawford is a cancer to ball movement. After all, nothing else can explain being on four teams in four years.


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