The Milwaukee Bucks have won 16 games in a row, went undefeated in February, and acquired Jae Crowder in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets. Prior to being considered a Net, Crowder was under contract with the Phoenix Suns, whom he refused to play for this season. When asked if he would do anything different by Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype, Crowder responded: “I’d do it all over again.”
Jae Crowder Was Trying to Get to the Milwaukee Bucks
In his interview with Scotto, Crowder opened up about the long, drawn-out process that led him to where he wanted to be:
“I was trying to get here. That’s what it was. It had nothing to do with their organization or team. I just felt like I was so far along in the negotiation period that I was talking to these guys (Bucks) for months. I wanted this situation to go down because I knew my role, and I didn’t want to go to a different situation without a role.”
Now that he is in Milwaukee, Crowder only has one thing in mind:
“I think this team has what it takes to win a championship. That’s my main goal right now. I think once you win a championship, the rest of that stuff will take care of itself. My main goal, honestly, is not thinking about free agency or the summer. It’s all about winning the championship. I think that’s our locker room goal, and when I came into it, I knew that was the goal of the team.”
Perhaps knowing what his role was going to be in Milwaukee, even before he got there, is what has made Crowder fit in so seamlessly in the rotation. In four games, he is averaging 6.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. Though a small sample size, Crowder is also shooting a blazing 50% from three. In addition, his tough defense and gritty demeanor has helped give the Bucks an edge defensively that they had been missing up to this point.
We’re glad Crowder wouldn’t change anything, because it sure is great to have him here.
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