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Jae Crowder | Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 228
College: Marquette
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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

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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

Jae Crowder is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the knee injury that he suffered during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Cavs.

Crowder had played very well during his time with the Celtics, so this is very unfortunate timing as he is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason. The injury didn't look good at all, and Crowder wasn't able to put any weight on his left leg as he was helped to the locker room. We're hoping for the best for Crowder, and we'll provide an update on what the Celtics are currently calling a sprain as soon as more information becomes available. Stay tuned.
Apr 26 - 4:14 PM

Jae Crowder left Game 4 against the Cavs' with a left knee sprain, and he will not return.

Crowder got caught with a nasty elbow from J.R. Smith that caused him to fall to the ground awkwardly, and in the process he injured his knee. He needed to be helped to the locker room, and there's really no way that Smith doesn't receive a suspension from the league for his actions today, the only question is how many games he’ll be forced to miss. Crowder ended Sunday's game with seven points, three rebounds and one assist through 17 minutes of action.
Apr 26 - 2:50 PM

Jae Crowder will be replacing Marcus Smart in the starting lineup for Game 4 against the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Crowder pretty much made it clear in practice on Saturday that he would be in the starting lineup, so this news was expected. There could be additional changes to the lineup as well, so be sure to stay tuned for updates. Smart hasn't played that well in this series so far, and it makes sense to get a physical presence in the lineup such as Crowder to help contain LeBron James. Expect Evan Turner and Avery Bradley to have some extra ball-handling responsibilities as well.
Apr 26 - 10:55 AM

Jae Crowder said he will be in the starting lineup for Game 4 on Sunday.

There will also be additional changes to the lineup according to Avery Bradley, but those details haven't been released yet. Crowder and Jonas Jerebko started the second half of Game 3 in place of Marcus Smart and Brandon Bass, so it appears that Smart will be the first victim of the lineup change. Jerebko was also running with the first unit at practice on Saturday, so changes appear to be imminent. We should know more details after shootaround, and we will continue to follow this story very closely. The Celtics have lost the first three games of the series, so nothing will likely be off the table as they look to avoid a sweep vs. the Cavaliers.
Apr 25 - 2:04 PM

Jae Crowder started the second half against the Cavs during a Game 3 loss on Thursday, finishing with 16 points, seven boards, four assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 5-of-6 from the field.

Coach Brad Stevens continues to play Crowder at shooting guard more often, which makes sense because they need all the size they can get to help keep LeBron James out of the paint. Crowder didn't have a bad game on defense and he was efficient (100.0 effective field goal percentage) on the offensive end outside of four turnovers. He's likely earned 30-plus minutes in Game 4.
Apr 23 - 9:56 PM

Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko started the second half against the Cavs on Thursday.

Marcus Smart and Brandon Bass will come off the bench. Coach Brad Stevens has gone with a different center to start the second half throughout the year, but this move is new. The Celtics are really mixing it up with their rotation today and credit to them for keeping the Cavs on their toes. We'll let you know how it works out for them.
Apr 23 - 8:38 PM

Celtics president Danny Ainge said the Celtics feel that Jae Crowder is a big part of their team going forward.

While Crowder will become a restricted free agent after the season, that didn't stop Ainge from including the forward in his plans. "We really did like Jae Crowder," Ainge said. "And we feel like he’s a big part of our team going forward." Ainge's comments likely mean the Celtics will make every effort to keep Crowder in Boston, but the 24-year-old won't be much of a fantasy asset next season unless he's able to take a big jump from his averages of 9.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.0 steals with the Celtics this season.
Apr 23 - 9:56 AM

Jae Crowder is resting his sore ankle on Wednesday night against the Bucks.

Well, there's your explanation as to why Luigi Datome is starting tonight. Datome could get some big minutes in his first NBA start.
Apr 15 - 7:55 PM

Jae Crowder sank a tough game-winner from the corner to beat the Raptors on Tuesday, finishing a critical victory with nine points, four rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes.

The Celtics clinched the East's No. 7 seed tonight and they wrap up a back-to-back set on Wednesday, and Brad Stevens said that he'll go "deep" into his bench vs. the Bucks. None of Boston's players logged more than Evan Turner's 31 minutes tonight and we're expecting even thinner playing time on Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 10:29 PM

Jae Crowder didn't seem bothered by an ankle injury on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes

He said he shouldn't have played through a ankle injury on Saturday, but apparently all the time off helped. Crowder continues to get close to 30 minutes at both forward spots and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Apr 9 - 2:08 AM

Jae Crowder said this ankle is feeling much better, though he admitted that he probably shouldn't have played vs. the Raptors on Saturday.

Crowder doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons, but we will let you know if something changes. Regardless, Crowder is averaging just 9.0 points, 3.2 boards and 1.2 assists over his last five games, so he is only an option in deeper leagues at the moment.
Apr 8 - 11:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk