After months of speculation, the Milwaukee Bucks landed Jae Crowder from the Pheonix Suns. The Bucks needed a reliable “3-and-D” guy and they got one of the best. Crowder did sit out most of the year and many questioned what he would look like on the court. The trade is already paying dividends for the Bucks.
In 5 games with the Bucks, Jae Crowder has held opposing guards to 4-of-21 shooting (19%).
He’s forced more turnovers (5) than he’s allowed made shots. pic.twitter.com/DEtWg8vrHq
— Dalton Sell (@sell_dalton) March 5, 2023
Jae Crowder Trade Is Working For The Milwaukee Bucks
Offensively, they really haven’t need Crowder to have a huge game. Between Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, and Brook Lopez, the offense has the focal points. It is his defense that is making this look like one of the best trades at the deadline. Crowder has played five games for the Bucks. Opposing guards are shooting an abysmal 4 for 21 which translates to 19% shooting. He has forced five turnovers meaning he has forced more turnovers than allowed shots. Obviously, this is a small sample size but Crowder looks like a perfect fit.
Poised For A Playoff Run
The other element that Crowder brings is playoff experience. This team is not lacking in that many of the pieces were on the team that won the championship a couple of years ago. However, his playoff experience will come in handy this postseason. He will not be scared of the moment and has been asked to lock down the best player on a team. With how many high-powered offenses there are, the Bucks’ defense is what is going to set them apart.
The Jae Crowder trade looks like a huge win for the Milwaukee Bucks. The regular season is coming to a close and the Bucks are poised to make another championship run.