Do you think Jamal should start over Francis?
to be honest, i liked crawford coming off the bench but i also had no problem with him starting in 04-05. this year i think richardson is better suited to start as sg, not francis who will probably spend his last season in ny this year. crawford was our first option off the bench and contributed 15 ppg. however richardson is a bigger bodied guard who definitly has more defensive abilities than crawford. given the shot opportunities this year with a much rejuvinated marbury and a pass first mardy collins richardson should easily be able to avg 20 ppg. i think jamal is better suited to be a 6th man pg.
i would let francis start and jamal coming off the bench because he will do better of the bench then if he starts i think, and he will probably win the 6th man of the year award
I think if Jamal starts he will pull a better performance on the court. When he started with Marbury the year before they won 33 games. And that was with injuries and TT playing bad. Jamal and Curry have a good connection. Jamal might be the one player on the team that knows where to give Curry the ball.
Crawford, Curry and Frye should be this teams nucleus for a long time but right now just so we can trade Francis, Jamal should come off the bench and Francis start.
First off...Q-Rich has never scored 20 points in his career so he I can pretty much guarantee that he won't drop 20 a game this year. He's not healthy enough and his jumper was always suspect. He shoots a good percentage from the 3pt line but he shoots about the same percent from the field. Q-Rich needs to stay backup. If it's not francis, I would like to see JC start. But Isiah is going to start francis regardless. So until francis can't hold is own...he'll be starting and then I'll support JC. Until then let's just hope francis can tear it up. Cuz the kid has mad heart...
I'd like to see Jamal start, but fact remains Steve Francis will start if we intend on using him as trade bait.
Q is better defensively, but Jamal did show considerable improvement in his D last year.
Look for Steve and Steph to start together with Jamal as the first guard off the bench. Q will probably start the year injured and there will be no need to find him minutes. Nate will probably be the one eagerly looking for minutes.
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thats what i be saying, steve francis does not put the ball in da post, thats why he was traded away from houston and orlandoOriginally Posted by Big C
Why does every one think Crawford is a great player. He's not. Dude is good but not great. He's an average SG at best. He's two inches taller than Francis so he doesn't have a real height advantage, and he's not a defensive threat. Crawford is one of those guys that has a lot of energy and is great coming off the bench. Give him 25 minutes or so. I'd like to see us have a good PF but not Martin. Francis for Martin is a bad move.
Last season he did a good job coming off the bench. but it would be good if he start. but isiah will no start him because of francis
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crawford has potentialOriginally Posted by donchris
Francis already said if he wasn't starting next year there would be a problem. I like Crawford to start. He's also good off of the bench. Guess we'll see...
How do you know that? Not every one is good as a starter. Who will back him up if he does start? Let's say Francis is shipped off then we start Crawford. Does Richardson back up Crawford? For the time being, now that we have Francis, Crawford should not start over Francis.
Jamal Crawford should not start over the franchise because he isn't better than the franchise. And JC would also bring a huge spark off the bench...