Devin Booker’s groin injury derailed the Phoenix Suns’ season and proved just how valuable he is to the franchise. This season and the team is 3-11 without him and it’s still a question of what happened between Jae Crowder and the Suns. After playing 67 games for Phoenix last season, he said he was “confused and hurt” about what happened after being blindsided by the team.
Crowder and his team recently agreed to stay away from each other as trade talks began to heat up. The Suns could certainly use the production as they are 3-7 in their last ten games and have climbed up to seventh in the Western Conference.
Arizona sports betting sites have the Suns at (+2000) to win the playoffs this season.
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Jae Crowder was blinded by the sunrise.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes, Crowder said he felt “confused and hurt” by the Suns.
“I spoke to all the players I played with in the team and they all said how much they will be missed. [me] And respect my decision, and I’m grateful that you understand me” – Jae Crowder
He admitted that even his teammates were blindsided by the explosive decision not to return him. Crowder was a key piece last season averaging (9.4) points, (5.3) rebounds, (1.9) assists and (1.4) steals per game. While he remains uncertain about his future with the Suns or the NBA, he remains available to play on call-ups.
It’s clear that he wants to go back to court and is upset with how this all turned out. I appreciate his teammates for appreciating his leadership, but the coaches were hurt by not appreciating what he brought to the team last season. The NBA veteran made it clear that there was no dispute over financial or contractual differences. Phoenix could have easily cut Crowder out of their lives without warning.