The Jazz overcame their slow start, but a playoff misstep revealed how much work there is left to do
October 16, 2019, 2:17 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant will not participate in Wednesday's game against the Thunder for rest reasons.
Brandon Clarke and Jae Crowder will be rested as well. Morant is a very intriguing rookie but expectations should be tempered early on.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies PR on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 10:29 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shootingwith three 3-pointers, four rebounds, an assist and a steal on Monday.
Crowder is locked in a three-way battle with Grayson Allen (eight points, three rebounds and two assists) and Dillon Brooks (11 points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and three 3-pointers). He looked solid out there and has the highest pedigree of the three wings which means he should have an advantage at earning the minutes, but it's still more of a situation to monitor first.
October 8, 2019, 10:57 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen had a nice line, posting 18 points (6-of-14 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), five rebounds, two 3-pointers and three blocks in 6 minutes in a victory on Tuesday.
Memphis could be a bit thin on the wing this season, and Allen has shown that he can fill it up. If Jae Crowder (15 points in 23 minutes in this one) gets traded and/or Dillon Brooks (2-for-13 from the field) continues to underwhelm, there's a shot that the rebuilding Grizzlies give Allen some quality minutes later in the season. He's a watch-list guy for sure.
September 25, 2019, 8:20 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder is 'a good bet' to start at SF once the season tips off according to Chris Herrington of the Daily Memphian.
Memphis has a lot of minutes up for grabs at the wing spots this season and not many options for who can fill them, making Crowder a logical candidate to take on big minutes. He hasn't been a real factor in fantasy hoops since his days in Boston, but there exists potential for him to become a deep-league 3's and steals option.
Source: Daily Memphian
July 6, 2019, 2:46 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley is now officially a member of the Utah Jazz in a trade involving Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen and 23rd pick Darius Bazley.
The Grizzlies will also acquire a future protected first-round pick. Korver will be involved in another to the Suns while Crower, Allen and Bazley should stay for the Memphis rebuild. Conley will form a dynamic backcourt with Donovan Mitchell while Grizzlies owner Robert Parra issued a statement that the team will one day hang Conley's jersey in the rafters after spending 12 memorable seasons with them.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
June 19, 2019, 1:29 pmJae CrowderF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder is headed to the Grizzlies as soon as Wednesday's Mike Conley trade is officially completed.
Crowder reasserted himself as a quality stretch four last season after he struggled in his pit stop with Cleveland. He might not hold much utility on a squad that's rebuilding, and Crowder's best shot at fantasy value might be getting re-routed to another team. Regardless, Crowder would only be a late-round guy in 9-cat leagues at best, and he'll likely settle in as a streamer for threes, rebounds and the occasional steal. If he does play out the year in Memphis, he figures to impact the minutes of Kyle Anderson and Avery Bradley.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 2, 2019, 2:46 pmJae CrowderF, Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder led NBA PF's in wide open threes last year, but only hit on 35.4 percent of them.
Crowder was able to net 2.1 treys per game this season, but it came at the expense of sub-par shooting from the field. Crowder is just a .339 percent shooter from 3-point land for his career, and he'll need to improve his stroke if he wants to creep back closer to top-100 value. There is potential for a bigger role next season as Ricky Rubio, and possibly Derrick Favors become free agents this offseason.
Source: David Locke on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 1:30 amJae CrowderF, Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder finally had a strong night offensively in Monday's Game 4 with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting to go with four rebounds, an assist, two steals and three 3-pointers.
Crowder had 18 first half points which would have been the most he's scored in any game this series. He was on fire to start the first period and his energy levels were much higher tonight. The Jazz finally got a strong game out of Crowder on both ends of the floor and he'll have to keep nailing shots for the Jazz to drag out this series.
April 21, 2019, 1:39 amJae CrowderF, Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder moved into the starting five on Saturday night but was fairly quiet with five points, five rebounds, two steals and a triple in 24 minutes.
Crowder's a better fit for this series than Derrick Favors but it didn't lead to a ton of extra work tonight. The Jazz turned to Royce O'Neale for 29 minutes (five points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer) and Georges Niang for 17 minutes (eight points, seven rebounds, two threes) but might be out of answers with the team dropping into a 0-3 hole on a night where James Harden shot 3-of-20. If you're missing that opportunity, tweaking the starting lineup or forward mix will only take you so far.
April 20, 2019, 10:21 pmJae CrowderF, Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder will be starting at Power Forward over Derrick Favors in Saturday's game vs the Rockets.
With Coach Quin Snyder looking to avoid a 3-0 hole, they're hoping that Jae Crowder will be the jolt they need in the starting lineup as they hope to contain the fury of the Rockets in tonight's bout.
Source: Utah Jazz PR on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 2:25 amJae CrowderF, Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder started at power forward for the Jazz on Wednesday and delivered 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, four 3s and two blocks in just 16 minutes.
Crowder ends 2018-19 on the fringes of standard-league value with top-170/165 value in 8/9-cat per-game value on averages of 11.9 points, 2.2 threes, 4.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game on .398 shooting. He played 80 games, seeing minutes at both forward positions and saw solid usage as a 3-point threat off the bench on a nightly basis.
April 8, 2019, 1:34 amJae CrowderF, Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder (quad) played in Sunday's loss to the Lakers, scoring 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting (1-of-6 3PTs) with six rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.
The Jazz are all but locked into the No. 5 seed and Crowder seems like a logical guy to get some rest. Georges Niang scored 16 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one three in 27 minutes, so he could be a logical beneficiary if everybody rests, and Thabo Sefolosha nabbed five steals to go with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and three treys in 25 minutes. Niang seems like a better bet than Sefolosha, but only because Sefolosha has struggled so much and Niang has the young legs.
April 7, 2019, 8:22 pmJae CrowderF, Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder (quad) is expected to play in Sunday night's game against the Lakers.
Crowder is an integral part of the Jazz rotation and is expected to start in place of Derrick Favors. Feel free to use Crowder for 3's and points if that's what you need to close out the year.
Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter
April 6, 2019, 10:12 pmJae CrowderF, Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder (right hamstring soreness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.
Crowder is a reliable streaming option if your fantasy team is lacking some rebounds, threes and some steals. Other than that, feel free to leave him on the wire if you're already confident with your lineup.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter