Crowder expressed regret in an interview.
Phoenix Suns forward Jay Crowder honestly expressed his thoughts in an interview with Bleacher Report on the 14th (Korean time).
Crowder isn’t flashy, but he’s a forward with a high contribution. Although he is not tall, he has a solid physique and is highly utilized as a defensive card in the 3rd and 4th position, and has a career career 34.6% 3-point success rate and the ability to participate in rebounds.
He is a crowder who shined even more when he played as a piece of a strong team. Crowder, who played in Miami and Phoenix in 2020 and 2021 and reached the final stage for two consecutive years, was also active in Phoenix last season. He has also served as a voice or a force to be reckoned with for a team with many young players, including Devin Booker, DeAndrea Eaton and Mikal Bridges.
However, Phoenix and Crowder’s companionship last season was the last. Phoenix actively went out to trade Crowder ahead of the final year of his contract, and rumors of Crowder’s transfer actively spread shortly after the end of the 2021-2022 season.
As Cam Johnson, who played as a bench resource, grew, Crowder’s position was reduced compared to before. In fact, Johnson was the starting pitcher before suffering an injury earlier this season, averaging 13.0 points and 3-point success rate of 43.1 percent.
For Phoenix, if it was possible to reinforce a more vulnerable position while trading Crowder, it was possible to successfully reinforce the power. It was also due to the lack of room for the salary cap due to the contract extensions of Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges.
In the end, Crowder decided to part ways with Phoenix by not attending training camp before the start of the season. Almost half of the season has passed, but Crowder has yet to play in a single game. Phoenix, who was caught in the bad news of injury, is desperately feeling Crowder’s vacancy.
Mikal Bridges said: “The injury hurts, but I miss Jay Crowder very much after he’s been away all season. He’s one of our leaders. I called him recently and told him how much I miss him. He’s back in the team. He wants to come, but we understand and respect his choice.” 안전놀이터
Crowder, who rarely appears in front of fans, made his point in his recent interview. He was dissatisfied with the coaching staff.
Crowder first thanked his teammates, saying, “I spoke to all my teammates and they emphasized how much they miss me and respect my decision. I am grateful for their understanding.” Rather, it was a blind blow to the teammates, and it was known through conversation.”
“I’m grateful that my teammates valued my leadership, but what was confusing was that the coaching staff didn’t respect my contributions to the team. It had nothing to do with contracts or financial issues,” he added.
Crowder, a native of Georgia, is reportedly continuing training at Georgia Tech. He said, “I am in very good shape. If I am called up again, I will prepare to fight opponents every day, and I will try to continue to be a leader not only on the court, but also in the locker room and outside.”
Rumors of Crowder’s trade are rife, but there are no reports of any significant progress. Crowder, who is a veteran, is an expiring resource whose contract ends at the end of this season. His annual salary is 10 million dollars, which is not small.
However, for a strong team aiming to win, it is worth considering recruiting Crowder, who has a lot of experience as a member of the team. Milwaukee, Miami, Washington, and Atlanta are connecting with Crowder.