Boston Celtics

  • Since Danilo Gallinari tore his ACL a month ago, there has been a question of whether or not the Celtics would make another significant addition to their bench before the start of the season. If they do intend on doing that, a familiar face could be the target.

    Last week, ESPN reported that forward Jae Crowder requested a trade from the Phoenix Suns due to an expected decrease in playing time this season. Crowder reportedly doesn’t plan on attending Suns training camp, making a deal more likely. Appearing on Bally Sports on Monday, NBA insider Shams Charania reported the Celtics could be a potential trade destination for Crowder.

  • “When you think about what teams could be interested in Jae Crowder, I would look at the teams that he’d played for,” Charania said. “Look for teams like Boston, Memphis, Dallas, Miami.”

    Crowder, now 32, first played for the Celtics from 2014-2017. He was acquired by the team in the deal that sent Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, and was given a five-year, $35 million extension the next year. He was then later dealt in the Kyrie Irving trade. During his time in Boston he appeared in 202 games making 162 starts.

    A big part of those ‘bridge’ Celtics teams, Crowder projects as a solid fit for the current Celtics as well – especially as a player to fill Gallinari’s projected role. At 6-foot-6, Crowder can play and defend multiple positions, and would add another shooter off the bench. Crowder would also bring plenty of postseason experience to the roster, having played a key role on teams that made Finals runs in both 2020 (Miami) and 2021 (Phoenix).

    As for the financial side of things, Crowder is in the final year of his current deal and set to make $10.2 million this season.

  • Jae Crowder’s career stats

     
    Season Age Tm G GS MP FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST STL BLK PTS
    2012-13 22 DAL 78 16 17.3 .384 .328 .644 2.4 1.2 0.8 0.2 5.0
    2013-14 23 DAL 78 8 16.1 .439 .331 .754 2.5 0.8 0.8 0.3 4.6
    2014-15 24 TOT 82 17 20.1 .420 .293 .773 3.6 1.1 0.9 0.3 7.7
    2014-15 24 DAL 25 0 10.6 .434 .342 .909 1.2 0.5 0.6 0.2 3.6
    2014-15 24 BOS 57 17 24.2 .418 .282 .762 4.6 1.4 1.0 0.4 9.5
    2015-16 25 BOS 73 73 31.6 .443 .336 .820 5.1 1.8 1.7 0.5 14.2
    2016-17 26 BOS 72 72 32.4 .463 .398 .811 5.8 2.2 1.0 0.3 13.9
    2017-18 27 TOT 80 47 26.1 .404 .323 .818 3.4 1.2 0.8 0.3 9.7
    2017-18 27 CLE 53 47 25.4 .418 .328 .848 3.3 1.1 0.8 0.2 8.6
    2017-18 27 UTA 27 0 27.6 .386 .316 .768 3.8 1.5 0.9 0.3 11.8
    2018-19 28 UTA 80 11 27.1 .399 .331 .721 4.8 1.7 0.8 0.4 11.9
    2019-20 29 TOT 65 53 28.8 .401 .343 .776 5.9 2.5 1.1 0.4 10.5
    2019-20 29 MEM 45 45 29.4 .368 .293 .789 6.2 2.8 1.0 0.3 9.9
    2019-20 29 MIA 20 8 27.7 .482 .445 .733 5.4 1.8 1.3 0.5 11.9
    2020-21 30 PHO 60 42 27.5 .404 .389 .760 4.7 2.1 0.8 0.5 10.1
    2021-22 31 PHO 67 67 28.1 .399 .348 .789 5.3 1.9 1.4 0.4 9.4
    Career 735 406 25.3 .417 .346 .777 4.3 1.6 1.0 0.3 9.6
    3 seasons BOS 202 162 29.8 .444 .353 .804 5.2 1.8 1.3 0.4 12.8
    3 seasons DAL 181 24 15.9 .411 .331 .710 2.3 0.9 0.8 0.2 4.6
    2 seasons PHO 127 109 27.8 .402 .369 .776 5.0 2.0 1.1 0.4 9.7
    2 seasons UTA 107 11 27.2 .396 .328 .731 4.5 1.6 0.8 0.4 11.9
    1 season CLE 53 47 25.4 .418 .328 .848 3.3 1.1 0.8 0.2 8.6
    1 season MEM 45 45 29.4 .368 .293 .789 6.2 2.8 1.0 0.3 9.9
    1 season MIA 20 8 27.7 .482 .445 .733 5.4 1.8 1.3 0.5 11.9
    Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 9/27/2022.
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