i never said crawford is a great player...ive never particularly liked him. hes got many weaknesses. i have said that all along.
but, name ONE better backup point guard in the league than jamal crawford. you didnt name one. name him. then we will talk. if i had a choice between earl watson and jamal crawford to be my backup pointguard, i would take jamal crawford ANY DAY. and you would too. i dont care that watson is a better defender or whatever. crawford is a much better overall player than watson. id rather have a guy who can score 20 points a game and gives up 15 points a game (per say) than a guy who scores 5 points a game but gives up 10 points.
earl watson will get NO minutes on this team. marbury aint goin nowhere, hes gonna play at least 35 mins a game. the rest of the time will be divided up between nate and craw.
and earl watson is not a shut down defender. i remember how funny i thought it was when bruce bowen was called the "kobe stopper"...and then kobe lit him up for 30 points. good offense beats good defense ANY DAY.
crawford is the best backup point guard AND the best backup shooting guard in the league. you cant argue with that.
getting earl watson will be the most useless trade. just like getting mo taylor and malik rose was. isiah needs to stop making these types of trades.
nyknicks15, u must be the only man on this planet that would take earl watson over jamal crawford on ure team.