I don't know why, but this thought just suddenly hit me as I was thinking about the Warriors and what Matt Steinmetz said. It really seems like a perfect fit to me. Jamal Crawford has the height and length (he's 6'5") to defend the bigger guards, is very athletic, can catch fire shooting the ball quickly, is even the NBA's reigning Sixth Man of the Year. Throw in the fact that he's an expiring contract (and less and less likely to be offered a new deal by ATL with the new CBA looming around the corner), and that he isn't happy about ATL's (apparent) disinterest in negotiating a contract extension, and I really think he may be that "Player X" Steinmetz feels the Warriors need to contend for a championship.
Granted, Jamal parted with Golden State on bad terms two years ago, but I mean, that whole thing was typical Nellie/Player drama and Nellie isn't there anymore. Why wouldn't the Warriors want him backing up Monta Ellis and/or Stephen Curry today? Especially if they can sign him on the (relatively) cheap. I mean, as far as I've heard, ATL hasn't even talked to him about an extension. I'm sure Jamal would at least be flattered by the gesture of an up-and-coming Warriors team recognizing his talent with something reasonable (for a veteran who's 31-years old after the season ends). And I mean, I dunno much about Jamal Crawford's credentials as a defensive player, but with his length and athleticism, one would think that he could immediately provide some relief for our starting backcourt against some of the taller guards on the defensive end. At least in theory. If he's not enough, we still have Dorell and Reggie there anyway.
Like I said, I dunno why, but this just hit me and I feel like it's gold. Have I solved the mysterious "Player X" situation? What does everyone else think? Am I Krazee? :D
Have I hit the nail on the head with "Player X" or what?!
Shiver me timbers!!! You're a genius, Max!!! GENIUS!!! (33 votes)
Hmmm. Close, but no cigar, Max. (31 votes)
Jamal Crawford? Interesting... (115 votes)
Nahh, you've even missed the barn with this one. (97 votes)
You're Krazee, Max! (60 votes)
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