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Clippers send promotional material to coaches to try to get Jamal Crawford voted in as an All-Star

Jan 19, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

Jamal Crawford, Chris Bosh AP

The All-Star reserves will be announced this Thursday, and with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both already in as members of the Western Conference starting lineup, there isn’t a great possibility that another player from the Clippers will make it as the team’s third representative.

But that isn’t stopping the Clippers organization from trying.

With the coaches from each conference set to vote on the reserves this week, the Clips are sending out promotional material in an effort to get the team’s stellar sixth man, Jamal Crawford, added to the midseason festivities in Houston.

From Dan Woike of the Orange County Register:

The link to the photo will take you to a flyer that points out Crawford’s credentials, which include the fact that he ranks in the top five in the NBA in plus/minus, top five in points scored in the fourth quarter, and leads the league in games of scoring 20 or more points off the bench.

It also includes quotes from Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, NBATV’s Greg Anthony, and likely All-Star reserve James Harden singing Crawford’s praises.

It’s a nice gesture by the Clippers, but there’s no way it’s happening for Crawford this year. There are too many other deserving candidates, and playing on a team as deep and talented as the one the Clippers have assembled, some players are going to have to sacrifice individual achievements for the greater good of the franchise.

  1. lucifershuttlesworth - Jan 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    I think Chris Paul and BG the Prince of Flop is more than adequate representation for the Clips.

    • dannymac17 - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      is that you princejustin24?

      • lucifershuttlesworth - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM

        You wish. This is PBT not Plenty of Fish.

  2. eureca323 - Jan 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Only 3 teams in the entire NBA shoot a lower percentage as a team then Jamal Crawford shoots as a player and that is after a recent hot streak . I think Crawford is the most overrated player in the NBA. He chucks a lot of shots at a low percentage while playing no defense and not making others better. He has skills and can be fun to watch at times with his handles, but end of the day hes is far from an all star is my point. Matt Barnes is their best bench player so far. Shooting a high percentage, playing great D, and rebounding outstandingly for a bench SF.

    • Savoir-Faire - Jan 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM

      This just goes to show you how little you know

      Who cares what other teams shoot that doesnt even make any sense .

      Barnes is able to do what he does because of Crawford hes made the entire bench unit better because when other teams gameplan for the Clippers they think CP3,Blake, and then Jamal . The attention he gets opens up the floor for Barnes cutting , for Bledsoe to not have to focus so much on facilitating and allows guys like Turiaf and Odom to contribute without even worrying about their offense.

      I always look at these situations not what I think they should be doing but on how the other players and coaches think because they know who they are game planning for and who keys a team success because they are the ones watching tape and trying to stop it . Crawfords play is almost the 3rd or 4th thing that comes out of opposing coaches mouths.

      You dont want to give jamal credit for anything which is fine but to claim the opposing coaches should share your nativity is ridiculous. . You think when the Clippers play the Warriors tomorrow that mark Jackson is telling his team dont worry about Crawford hes overrated look at his fg% that there are teams that shoot a higher percentage than him ….

      The team believes he makes them better isnt that what counts ? Why would they send out flyers and promote a player if what you claimed is true ? Do you believe that the Clippers would have the second best record in the entire league ? because Im sure that they dont and Im sure that the rest of the western conferences coaches would say the same .

      Crawfords been one of the best guards in the west despite shooting percentage and his play despite shooting percentage is one of the reasons the Clippers are a 1/2 game out of having the best record in the league.

  3. jhuck92 - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Regardless of how well/poorly Crawford is playing right now, I think it’s trashy to send out his stat sheets to other teams. the Clippers already have two people in the *starting* lineup.

  4. savvybynature - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    If you have to design a PR campaign to try to get on the all-star team, then you aren’t an all star.

    Crawford = 0 double doubles this year. +/- is a useful stat, but it’s no secret that better teammates will improve your +/-, and he plays on the second unit of one of the best and deepest teams.

    6 MOFY this season, very likely, but not an all star.

  5. dannymac17 - Jan 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Wow @ some of these comments.

    Potential 6th man of the year getting dragged through the mud

    hilarious

    • tubal22 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      16/2/2 isn’t even close to 6th man of the year. If a non-starter wants to be in the all-star game, then he better be pretty special. Crawford isn’t.

      • Savoir-Faire - Jan 20, 2013 at 7:51 PM

        Well hes leading all bench players in scoring

        he leads them in 20 pt games off the bench in fact he has more 20 pt games than the majority of other sgs in the league even the starters

        Hes 3rd in the league in 4th quarter scoring behind Kobe and Durant

        The Clippers are 12-1 when he leads them in scoring

        Some even say that outside of CP3 that hes been the key to how they play as what hes able to do is what allows them to play two units effectively

        Oh hes also doing all this in 29 minutes per game and every player you could bring up to counter it is doing it in 5-10 minutes more of playing time

        dannymac is right its hilarious the hate Crawford is getting

      • scalfor3 - Jan 21, 2013 at 1:59 AM

        Crawford’s perfect in the role he’s in: a microwave-type sixth man. However, who would you snub to put him in the All Star Game? Harden? Parker? Lillard? Curry? Westbrook? Lawson?

  6. BigBeachBall - Jan 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    management can’t just walk up to one of their players and say, ” good job dude, keep it up”?

  7. wfriedrichs - Jan 20, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    someone pass lucifershuttlesworth a Kleenex. that boy is crying

  8. dexterismyhero - Jan 20, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Paul George……………enough said

  9. lemfax - Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Not from the coaches though
    The next 5 should be:
    Duncan
    Parker
    Harden
    Igoudala
    Randolph/gasol

    If they got the 1st place and coach vinny will coach the west star, well he could pick him…

  10. mat9844 - Jan 20, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    It’s a credit to Jamal Crawford that his team thinks enough of him to remind the league just how well he’s played. Even if he doesn’t make it, he’s going to feel good about the appreciation he gets from his team and his fans.

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