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Jae Crowder | Forward | #99

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
College: Marquette
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (4) / CLE
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Jae Crowder said he is healthy to start the 2016-17 season.
Crowder admitted he was affected by an ankle injury towards the end of 2015-16, but is fully healthy to star the 2016-17 season. Crowder filled up the stat sheet with averages of 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.7 3-pointers last season, and is a solid pick in the early-middle rounds of standard league fantasy drafts. Sep 29 - 10:41 AM

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Jae Crowder said he focused on becoming a better dribble-penetrator during the offseason.

"More of taking the ball out of Isaiah [Thomas'] hands and letting him make plays off close out," Crowder said. "Let me drive some and kick out to him because he’s a [heck] of a knockdown shooter when his feet are set and just trying to get better with the ball in my hands and make plays." Crowder was one of the most improved players in the NBA last season, returning top-35 value in standard leagues with averages of 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.7 3-pointers on 44 percent shooting. He may be asked to take on a larger role in the absence of Evan Turner, so he's an easy pick in the early middle rounds.
Sep 27 - 11:26 PM

Phil Jackson called his decision to pass on acquiring Jae Crowder the "biggest mistake" to date in his Knicks tenure.

"One of the first deals I engineered when I came back to New York was to trade Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas for Shane Larkin, Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert, plus a second-round pick that the Mavs owed to the Celtics," Jackson told scribe Charley Rosen. "In talking with Boston, I was given the option of taking that pick or else taking Jae Crowder. I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn’t get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early." Whoops.
Aug 27 - 3:39 PM

Jae Crowder was appreciative of the fact that the Celtics included him in the free agent recruiting process.

"Obviously, that's a big step," Crowder said. "I can't say no to that. I took it in. I was very humbled and grateful for the opportunity to show that I'm a big part of the puzzle." Clam Crowder is clearly starting to feel like a part of Boston's core, and it's worth reminding everyone that he's signed through the 2019-20 season at approximately $28 million total. What a bargain.
Jul 25 - 9:33 AM

Jae Crowder said that the pain in his right ankle has finally subsided.

Crowder played through a severely sprained right ankle during the 2016 postseason, and the fact that the pain didn't subside until two months after his season ended speaks to his immense toughness. Crowder also voiced his frustration with Kevin Durant's decision to join Golden State, and said he's "for sure" looking to beat the Warriors next season more so than any other team in the league.
Jul 21 - 3:01 PM

Jae Crowder has been involved in trade talks with the Chicago Bulls.

The Celtics are trying to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Bulls, but they will likely need to include at least Crowder and the No. 3 pick to make a deal work. Crowder was one of the most improved players in the league last season and has a great contract, so he's one of Boston's most valuable trade chips heading into the draft.
Jun 23 - 7:35 PM

Jae Crowder is currently dealing with a bone bruise in his right foot.

Crowder was clearly at less than 100 percent during Boston's first-round series, and while we knew about the gimpy ankle, the bone bruise is some new information. This can help explain why Crowder shot just 27.8 percent from the field during Boston's postseason run, but he has plenty of time to rest up for the 2016-17 season. Crowder produced third-round value in 9-cat leagues through his first full season with the Celtics, and he'll make for a fine early-round target in next year's drafts assuming he remains in Boston.
May 4 - 12:46 PM

Jae Crowder made 5-of-15 from the field for 15 points with six rebounds, three 3-pointers and six fouls in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday.

It was not a great series for Crowder. On top of this dud, Crowder averaged 8.4 points, 6.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.4 turnovers and 1.4 treys on a woeful 26.3 percent from the field in his previous five games. Crowder has been called "untouchable" for his cheap contract after the Rajon Rondo deal, so expect him to be the starting small forward next year. Plus, he logged major minutes at power forward in this series. Crowder likely won't be able to match his third-round value on the year in season-long leagues, but he won't be a sleeper in drafts.
Apr 28 - 10:48 PM

Jae Crowder found some traction during Sunday's home win, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

Crowder came in shooting an abysmal 7-of-36 from the field in Games 1-3 and his shot was still iffy tonight, as he finished 4-of-11 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. The Celtics have evened the series at 2-2 despite Crowder's struggles, which can only give them confidence for Tuesday's Game 5 in Atlanta.
Apr 24 - 9:09 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens isn't concerned about Jae Crowder's shooting slump.

"I believe in the law of averages and Jae’s a good shooter," Stevens said. "Jae’s been a good shooter all year. I have not lost one iota of sleep over that, either. Keep shooting it. He’s open, he’s gonna be aggressive and we want him to be aggressive. He’s a big reason why we’re here." Crowder was just 1-of-11 in Game 3 and is shooting a combined 19.4 percent from the field in the series, but he's eventually going to turn things around. For what it's worth, he's still been awesome on the defensive end.
Source: ESPN Boston
Apr 24 - 9:16 AM

Jae Crowder made 1-of-11 from the field for four points with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He was the only player on the team with efficiency issues. Crowder is in a brutal slump, making just 2-of-20 from the field in his last two. It's a little too tough to trust him right now in DFS, but he would be an interesting contrarian play because he is getting minutes.
Apr 22 - 11:18 PM

Jae Crowder said that he will continue to fight through his ankle injury.

"There’s still some stuff I’m capable of doing which I can’t do now," Crowder said. "But it is what it is. I’m able to play with it and I’m able to fight through it, and I’ll be fine." Crowder has struggled with his shot in this series, shooting just 24.0 percent through three games. He's still making an impact on the defensive end and has done an outstanding job on Paul Millsap, holding him to 1-of-10 shooting when he guards him. Crowder is averaging 8.0 points, 8.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in this series, so he's still worth deploying in fantasy lineups despite his shooting woes.
Source: ESPN Boston
Apr 22 - 9:53 AM

Jae Crowder was held to just two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Hawks.

He played 35 minutes as promised by coach Brad Stevens, but he did admit on Monday that his ankle is only 75-80 percent. Even though Crowder wasn't able to generate any offense, he still managed to stuff the stat sheet with seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks. Crowder is really struggling in this series, but the good news is that he has another three days off before Game 3 on Friday.
Apr 19 - 10:24 PM

Brad Stevens said that Jae Crowder (ankle) will play 30-plus minutes during Game 2 on Tuesday.

Crowder recently said that his ankle is only 75-80 percent healthy, but with Avery Bradley on the sidelines and the Celtics trying to steal Game 2 away from Atlanta, Crowder will continue to fight through the pain. He could be a bit more involved on the offensive end sans Bradley, so he's a reasonable guy to target in DFS.
Apr 19 - 5:56 PM

Jae Crowder said that his ankle is 75-80 percent right now.

It doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing any time, as he's been dealing with an ankle issue for weeks. With Avery Bradley (hamstring) expected to miss the rest of the series, Crowder will have to carry a heavier workload moving forward along with Evan Turner and Marcus Smart. Crowder finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday
Source: Jay King
Apr 18 - 1:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
4Ben Bentil
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller