Jamal Crawford sounded disappointed and angered that Larry Brown threw a curveball with his starting lineup last night, benching him at shooting guard in favor of Quentin Richardson for last night’s season opener.
Crawford looked crushed and didn’t seem to understand the move, and wound up with an awful six-turnover outing in last night’s 114-100 overtime loss to the Celtics.
“I think I had a great camp, I adjusted well,” said Crawford, who entered with 4:20 left in the the first quarter. “I’ll be professional and be ready when my number is called. That’s it. That’s my statement. I’m done with it. I’ll be professional, be ready when my number is called.”
In addition to the turnovers, Crawford was a somewhat characteristic 3 for 11 from the field.