I watched the Knicks in the 2004-2005 season, and Crawford was sick. He used to do nothing but shoot three's. That's why his overall field goal percentage was only 39% that year. Larry Brown tried to make Crawford turn into more of a team player, and it only worked for the second half of that season; he was still chucking like crazy for the first half of that year. The minute that Isiah Thomas was coach of the Knicks, Crawford went back to his old self and started chucking like crazy. By January of the 2007-2008 season, Crawford started chucking as much as he did when he first came to the Knicks in 2004.
Jamal Crawford is 28, and he's an 8 year veteran. The way he is now is the way he will always be. D'Antoni can't make Crawford any better than he is now, because Crawford is used to overdribbling and overshooting. That's his style. You guys need to stop watching all these fantasy movies where basketball players can change their game whenever they choose. 28 year old veterans can't just change their game out of nowhere.
I've been watching the Knicks for a long time. I know what I'm talking about. Jamal Crawford has not changed very much since coming here. The only thing that's changed is his minutes per game. His style hasn't changed, though, and his style isn't reliable enough to win games.