Over the years Jae Crowder has been a very consistent player and for whichever team he has played he has given his best as he adds a different dimension to that team. He has been rigid in his trade request stance with the Phoenix Suns.
Crowder’s 10-year-old career in the NBA is a testament to the fact that he is a hustler, a winner. In his 10 years in the league he has made it to the playoffs nine times while featuring for seven different franchises.
The Phoenix Suns led the Western Conference last season and were favoruites to win the Conference last time. However they were beaten by Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. While they did not do great in post season, the Suns had a league high and a franchise record 64-18 in the regular season but sadly that was never converted into the business end of the season.
While their primary aim was to get back that form and be that much dominant, the Suns did not have the best start to the season but now things are starting to fall in place as they are currently at the top of the West. Jae Crowder’s trade request has hampered their balance and depth as the forward waits for his next team at home. Recently NBA legend and analyst Charles Barkley was very angry and irritated at how someone like Crowder is sitting at home despite being brilliant over the past few years.
“I can’t believe Jae Crowder is still sitting at home. Jae Crowder is a heck of a player,” Barkley said. “I mean, I’m a big J Crowder fan. I can’t believe he’s sitting at home right now. I can’t believe some of these other teams ain’t picked him up,” Barkley said in an interview with Tyler Brooks.
When asked about the franchise that should come forward to take Jae Crowder, Barkley felt it has to be the Milwaukee Bucks as he feels that playing against the Celtics will need a lot of wings and Bucks will be ideal for him.
“If I’m the Milwaukee Bucks – because you’re going to play against (Jayson) Tatum and (Jaylen) Brown (of the Boston Celtics) – you need all the wings you got,” he added.
The Suns have picked themselves up from their initial setbacks and credit to the players for being so much mentally strong to fight through any problems. The Suns are currently 15-6 and right atop of the West but they are taking things gradually in the Jae Crowder matter.
Crowder has very good for different franchises and that influence when he is on court. It is not always reflected in box scores but he makes the team better overall. So there should not be any problem of suitors for the forward.