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Jae Crowder | Forward | #99

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
College: Marquette
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (4) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Jae Crowder went 0-of-3 from the field to finish scoreless with three turnovers in 19 minutes Saturday against Orlando.
Crowder looked pretty good over his first two games, as did most Cavs, so chalk this up as just a little hiccup. Cleveland was sluggish after playing an emotional game in Milwaukee less than 24 hours ago and they collectively did not show up. Crowder still did his thing at the defensive end, blocking a shot while posting at least one steal for the third consecutive outing. Oct 21 - 10:54 PM

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Jae Crowder looked good in Cleveland's starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Boston, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

His usage rate isn't going to be as high in Cleveland, but it looks like he'll still get minutes in the 30s. Crowder finished just 3-of-10 from the field, but hit all four of his free throws with one turnover. As long as he sticks in the starting lineup, Crowder will have a chance to produce mid-round value for his ability to rack up steals and 3-pointers.
Oct 17 - 10:56 PM

Jae Crowder scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He looks right at home as the power forward and he is fully expected to start there this season. Crowder doesn't need a lot of shots to put up must-start fantasy numbers, so he's back on the board as a late-middle round pick.
Oct 6 - 11:10 PM

According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the Cavaliers are expected to start Jae Crowder next to LeBron James this season.

With this move, Kevin Love will slide to center and Tristan Thompson will come off the bench. This makes a lot of sense in the modern NBA as Crowder will give the Cavs additional floor spacing and will take the pressure off LeBron defensively. While this helps his fantasy outlook, Crowder's value should take a hit in Cleveland and owners don't need to look his way until the end of the middle rounds.
Oct 2 - 9:37 AM

Jae Crowder has been traded to the Cavaliers as part of a package for Kyrie Irving.

Losing a talent like Kyrie Irving is never easy for a franchise, but the Cavaliers rebounded nicely and arguably won the trade by snagging Isaiah Thomas and Brooklyn's highly-valuable 2018 first rounder. It's unclear if Crowder will start in Cleveland unless the Cavs want to push LeBron James and Kevin Love to the four and five, but his ability to play multiple positions will help him find a stable role with minutes in the 30s. His upside isn't as high in Cleveland, but he's still a solid mid-round pick.
Aug 22 - 7:29 PM

Jae Crowder has reportedly been included in the discussions between Boston and Cleveland.

The latest update from Shams Charania of The Vertical has the Cavaliers and Celtics discussing a deal involving Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, Crowder and Ante Zizic. It's easy to see why the Cavaliers covet Crowder, as he will make just $6.8M, $7.3M and $7.8M over the next three seasons and is one of the best 3-and-D wings in the East. He can also play multiple positions, so he'd fit in nicely next to LeBron James. We think a move to Cleveland would hurt Crowder's value, but he would still be a mid-round pick in standard leagues. As for Boston, a Crowder trade would be great news for both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum and would certainly put them on the standard-league radar.
Aug 22 - 7:12 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said that he believes Jae Crowder and Gordon Hayward will "play really well together."

Since the Celtics signed Hayward, there has been concern that Crowder would see his role reduced dramatically. However, Stevens is confident that won't be an issue. "We think that those guys are both really good players that can play together," said Stevens. "I’m really excited about it. Those guys will not only get along great because they both love the game, they both love to compete, but I think they’ll play really well together." Crowder will see his usage rate and shots attempts dip next season, but is still expected to post solid, all-around fantasy stats.
Aug 22 - 10:36 AM

The Celtics have been discussing trades involving Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley, according to Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski of

The Celtics need to clear out some space after they spent up on Gordon Hayward. Crowder's contract is a major value, so the Celtics should have no problem getting something good back. Bradley is also likely going to get a big payday next year, so he'll be tough to retain down the line.
Jul 5 - 7:03 PM

Jae Crowder scored 11 points with six rebounds, three assists, one block and no turnovers in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

He's been handling the ball a lot more than usual and his assists have been up lately. Crowder's contract is a mega bargain and he'll be ready to roll as Boston's small forward for next year. He'll be a mid-round pick in fantasy once again.
May 25 - 10:59 PM

Jae Crowder (groin) is in the starting lineup on Thursday.

He was listed as probable due to a groin strain from Tuesday night. Crowder has said he's "fine" from this issue, so expect him to get minutes in the upper 30s today.
May 25 - 6:55 PM

Jae Crowder (left groin strain) is listed as probable for Game 5 on Thursday.

He suffered the injury on Tuesday and he did say he was "fine" after the game. Crowder has the unenviable task of guarding LeBron James and he's also contributing on the offensive side, averaging 15.5 points per game on a tidy 61.2 true shooting percentage in this series vs. Cleveland. He's almost a lock to play at home.
May 24 - 5:16 PM

Jae Crowder strained his left thigh in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Cavaliers, but he said after the game that he's "fine."

Crowder went back to the locker room for a few minutes, but quickly returned and appeared to be moving around OK. He was effective on offense with 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes, but he didn't have a prayer against LeBron James on the defensive end yet again. We'll get an update at Wednesday's practice, but consider Crowder probable for Game 5 on Thursday as the Celtics try to keep their season alive.
May 24 - 12:04 AM

Marc Berman of the New York Post is reporting that the Knicks will want Jae Crowder if the Celtics try to trade for Carmelo Anthony this summer.

The Celtics have been heavily linked to Gordon Hayward and could also make another run at Jimmy Butler or Paul George, so Carmelo probably isn't too high on their wish list (if they even want him at all). Jaylen Brown has really emerged during the postseason, but it's not clear if Crowder and his bargain of a contract is expendable -- he's owed $22 million over the next three seasons.
Source: NY Post
May 21 - 9:44 AM

Jae Crowder made 8-of-13 shots with four 3-pointers to score 21 points during Wednesday's Game 1 defeat, adding eight rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes.

The Celtics opened the game 5-of-16 from the field, including 1-of-7 from deep, but their biggest issues were on defense -- Crowder and his teammates had no answers for LeBron James. Crowder's offensive efforts tonight are a faint silver lining, at least, as he shot just 40.9 percent vs. the Bulls in the first round, and 43.6 percent vs. the Raptors in the semifinals.
May 17 - 11:47 PM

Jae Crowder scored 10 points with seven rebounds, one 3-pointer, no turnovers and a postseason career-high eight assists.

Credit to coach Brad Stevens to giving Crowder plenty of chances to make some easy passes to open guys -- he assisted Isaiah Thomas three times, Avery Bradley four times and Al Horford once. As Stevens has hinted, he's playing Crowder more as a small-ball four and he's been better in that role lately. Expect him to get some serious run in Game 7 on Monday.
May 12 - 10:51 PM

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2Derrick Rose
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SG1Dwyane Wade
2J.R. Smith
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Jeff Green
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Channing Frye
4Ante Zizic