"I would hurt the team if I jumped out there cold turkey and started playing," said Crawford, who hasn't played since last Sunday's loss to Phoenix. "This is the NBA. These are the best athletes in the world. You don't get to just walk out there rusty and play well. That's how you get embarrassed out there."
I could understand if this were a game, but PRACTICE? I mean really, we're talking about PRACTICE!
Honestly, this makes no sense at all. He sat out a few games (Clippers, Lakers, Sixers) and then decided to take a road trip off because he wanted to "practice more." What does that even mean? He came off injuries earlier this season and jumped right in, why not do that after he's completed his time in Nelly's Rest-a-Vet program.
Something's just not right - there's obvious turmoil between him and Don Nelson. That's been going on for months. But did we really just trade Al Harrington (player #1 that was forced to leave by Coach Nelson) for Jamal Crawford (player #2 that's BEING forced to leave by Coach Nelson)?
Your 2008-2009 Golden State Warriors - Where DRAMA hapens.