Jazz's Crowder: 'I got back to having fun' following trade from Cavs
"I got back to having fun playing basketball with a great group of guys," Crowder said in his walk-off interview after registering 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, and a steal off the bench in the 115-96 win in Portland.
Crowder, who broke out in almost three seasons with the Boston Celtics as a solid three-and-D player, struggled to replicate that success this year in Cleveland.
TEAM G M FG% 3FG% REB AST STL PTS Celtics 202 29.8 44.4 35.3 5.2 1.8 1.3 12.8 Cavaliers 53 25.4 41.8 3.8 3.3 1.1 0.8 8.6
The 27-year-old forward expects to bounce back with the Jazz thanks to coach Quin Snyder's more structured system.
"We're playing off one another. Once I get better with these guys, it should be better," Crowder said following the team's ninth straight victory.
"We're playing free - Coach gives a lot of freedom to these guys, some structure but a lot of freedom, and I love it. I love playing within a system. It'll be fun."
The Cavs seem better off, too, as they blew out the Celtics 121-99 on Sunday in their first outing with their four new players.
- With h/t to Bleacher Report
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