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Jae Crowder | Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 228
College: Marquette
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Jae Crowder (knee) has been participating in full workouts according to the Boston Globe.
Crowder suffered a sprained knee during the playoffs last season, but his rehab has gone well and he should be 100 percent by training camp. The Celtics signed him to a five-year, $35 million deal this summer, so he should be conisdered the favorite to start at small forward over Evan Turner. Boston has one of the deepest teams in the East and the rotations could be a mess, so Crowder is only worth a look in the later rounds. Aug 23 - 9:32 AM

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The Boston Globe predicts that Jae Crowder will be the starting small forward next season.

The Celtics love Crowder's toughness, energy and defense, so this would make a lot of sense. He posted averages of 11.5 points, 5.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in 27.4 minutes per game after the All-Star break, so there is some potential here. Even if he does start at SF, there are a lot of players vying for minutes in Boston and Crowder's upside could be capped in what could be a very deep rotation.
Aug 2 - 9:52 AM

Jae Crowder's five-year, $35 million deal with the Celtics is now official.

Crowder's deal is eminently reasonable given the huge contracts lavished on wing players this summer, and he was a big reason why Boston eked into the playoffs last season. The Celtics fortified their frontcourt with Amir Johnson and David Lee this summer and they added intriguing talent in rookies Terry Rozier and R.J. Hunter, setting the stage for another playoff run in 2015-16. Crowder should start at SF but big minutes aren't a given with Evan Turner, Perry Jones and James Young on the roster.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 10:30 PM

Jae Crowder said he is happy with the Celtics offseason moves.

Crowder said he didn't want to be a part of a tanking culture and made sure he talked to Celtics president Danny Ainge before re-signing with Boston. "I had to ask our direction moving forward," Crowder said. "[Ainge] responded well, as you can see. I’m pleased with the guys he brought in. I talked to Danny, the coaches and everyone. I wanted to know the direction. Moving forward we’re going to win playoff games, and that’s something we didn’t do last year." Crowder said his knee is 100 percent after the ACL sprain he suffered in the playoffs and could serve as a solid late-round flier in deeper leagues.
Jul 28 - 9:52 AM

Jae Crowder (knee) said his knee feels 100 percent.

He did not need surgery from his ACL sprain on Apr. 26 and it sounds like he'll be ready for camp. Crowder was a key piece in the Boston rotation down the stretch and was guarding LeBron James a lot in the postseason. He was getting around 30 minutes per game before the injury, but his playing time will be coming down with the Celtics having more depth at the forward spots.
Jul 27 - 3:36 PM

Jae Crowder has agreed to a five-year, $35 million deal with the Celtics, with the entire salary guaranteed through the 2019-20 season.

Crowder was essentially a cast-off with the Mavericks but his solid play for Boston earned him a massive pay-raise to $7 million per season over a long-term contract. It could be a solid value for the Celts if Crowder develops into a DeMarre Carroll-type talent, locking down defensively while steadily improving his FG shooting (41.4 percent) and 3-point shooting (31.6 percent). It's an interesting gamble for GM Danny Ainge and Boston's front office -- other than signing veteran PF Amir Johnson in free agency, they appear content to develop from within this season.
Jul 1 - 11:58 PM

The Mavericks are reportedly interested in bringing Jae Crowder back to Dallas.

The Mavericks made a huge mistake by trading Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder to the Celtics in exchange for Rajon Rondo, but it appears that they are eager to pursue Crowder after losing Al-Farouq Aminu in free agency. Crowder is a restricted free agent, and considering how much the Celtics love his defense, it would take a big offer to steal him away from Boston.
Jul 1 - 1:47 PM

The Celtics have extended a qualifying offer to Jae Crowder which will make him a restricted free agent.

This was an easy decision for the Celtics, as Crowder's versatility on both ends of the court was a huge reason why the Celtics made the playoffs. Crowder averaged 9.5 points, 4.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 3-pointers for Boston, but his role for next season will hinge upon what the Celtics do in free agency. Unless Crowder receives a massive offer from another team, Crowder should be wearing a Celtics uniform next season.
Source: Sportando
Jun 28 - 10:27 AM

Jae Crowder is still confident that the Celtics will retain him in restricted free agency this summer.

"The feeling of me coming back to Boston is mutual, from what I can tell," Crowder said. "I just hope we can get something done. But I do get a good feeling from the team." The Celtics have already said that they will make re-signing Crowder a priority, but it will be interesting to see if any teams try and steal him away with a big offer. Crowder's left knee sprain has also shown a lot of improvement, and it sounds like he should be 100 percent by training camp. "I’ve been putting in a lot of time on the bike, but I feel like I could play today," Crowder said. "But right now I’m focused on my body."
Jun 7 - 11:11 AM

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said that Jae Crowder is making "great strides" in his recovery from a left knee sprain.

Ainge also said that Crowder has been able to do some light workouts, but he didn't specify exactly what he was doing. The Celtics would like to sign Crowder to a multi-year deal this summer, and both parties appear anxious to get a deal done. "I just think what I bring to the game and what they need … it’s a good fit," Crowder said. "Hopefully we can get something done that’ll keep me here for a long time." We will continue to track his progress closely this summer, but he should be ready in time for training camp.
Source: CSN NE
May 27 - 10:04 AM

Celtics' president Rich Gotham stated on Thursday that signing Jae Crowder as a restricted free agent this offseason will be a "priority" for the Celtics.

"[Crowder] added toughness, energy and confidence," said Gotham. "I think he gave our guys a swagger." Multiple executives from Boston's front offices have openly stated their desire to retain Crowder as a restricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see just how high they go in order to keep him in a Celtics' jersey. Crowder had a nice run down the stretch, posting averages of 11.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.9 three-pointers per game during the month of April, so he'll be a nice low-end option in deep leagues if he does indeed remain in Boston.
May 21 - 3:13 PM

Celtics president Danny Ainge said Jae Crowder will receive a qualifying offer from the team.

"I can emphatically say that we will definitely qualify Jae Crowder," Ainge said, "which I think is pretty obvious." After extending the $1.2 million qualifying offer, the Celtics will have the chance to match any offer the restricted free agent gets. Ainge has previously said the Celtics view Crowder as a big part of their team going forward, so it would be a surprise if he isn't back in Boston next season.
Apr 30 - 11:19 AM

According to the Boston Globe, the Celtics will likely extend Jae Crowder a qualifying offer of $1.1 million which would make him a restricted free agent.

It would be an easy decision for Boston, as Crowder's physical play and work ethic was contagious to his teammates. Other teams would have to overpay to pry Crowder away from the Celtics if he does become a restricted free agent, so we would expect him to see him in a Boston uniform for the 2015-16 campaign. Crowder is also nursing a sprained ACL and bone bruise, so we will continue to track his progress closely.
Apr 29 - 10:49 AM

Jae Crowder described J.R. Smith's play against him as a cheap shot.

"Cheap shots. But it is what it is." The good news is that Crowder is expected to avoid surgery and appears to have avoided a major injury, but his ACL sprain will take several weeks of rest and rehab.
Apr 27 - 12:56 PM

Jae Crowder (knee) has been diagnosed with an ACL sprain and bone bruise, and he's expected to avoid surgery.

This is fantastic news for Crowder ahead of his restricted free agency, and it's a nice development after Crowder was maliciously taken out of the game by J.R. Smith. Crowder will need rest and rehab in order to recover, and he will have a ton of suitors on the open market after breaking out in a big way with the Celtics. For what it's worth, Boston GM Danny Ainge has said repeatedly that the team wants to re-sign No. 99. He's quickly turned into a fan favorite, as well.
Apr 27 - 11:52 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
3Corey Walden
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
4Perry Jones
5Malcolm Miller
6Coty Clarke
PF1David Lee
2Jared Sullinger
3Jonas Jerebko
4Jordan Mickey
C1Amir Johnson
2Tyler Zeller
3Kelly Olynyk