2012 Wizards Player Evaluation: Jordan Crawford

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: Jordan Crawford #15 of the Washington Wizards walks up the floor during the closing moments of the Wizards game against the New York Knicks at Verizon Center on February 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


It is the end of the season which marks the point where the Bullets Forever community get to weigh in on how well they think each Wizards player did over the course of the the abbreviated 2011-12 season. Each player is rated on the 1-10 scale. Next up: Jordan Crawford

I might sit this one out.

The last remnants of the swashbuckling style of the Gilbert Arenas-era Wizards can be found residing in Jordan Crawford who take the same "damn the torpedoes" approach to his game that an in prime Arenas did once upon a time. Crawford, both before the trade that sent Nick Young and JaVale McGee to parts West and after, saw himself as the primary (and sometimes only) scoring option on a team with extremely few candidates to put the ball through the basket. (A thought that was backed up by teammate John Wall) The problem was, and remains, that his shot selection remained mind boggling throughout the year and the habit of taking 50 ft jumpshots with 22 seconds left on the clock didn't stop, even after the addition of Nene and the emergence of Kevin Seraphin. If we were rating the Wizards on "success + degree of difficulty," Jordan Crawford would undoubtedly earn 10s across the board. However, if we were to continually reward the amazing over the practical, JaVale McGee would have always scored 15s on our 10 point scale.

The question remains is whether Jordan Crawford has enough upside to be a starting NBA SG or is destined to be the microwave off the bench which many critics predict is his ceiling.

BOLD PREDICTION: Jordan Crawford will record at least one quadruple double next season.

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