Cleveland Mocks Player Profile: Jae Crowder

One player acquired in the Kyrie Irving trade was small forward Jae Crowder. The versatile swingman figures to play large defensive role this year. Here’s a little more on Crowder:

  1. Was originally drafted by the Cavs in 2012 but was traded to Dallas on draft night for Tyler Zeller and Kelenna Azubuike.
  2. Only NBA player to sprain his ACL by getting slapped in the face.
  3. Known for his defense, Crowder shut LeBron James down by holding him only 29.6 points per game in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.
  4. His ability to make at least one jumper a game will be an immediate upgrade over Iman Shumpert.
  5. “3-and-D” play style should really complement the Nets pick.