The Golden State Warriors’ season came to a disappointing end, complete with a first-round playoff exit and the firing of head coach Mark Jackson. But this 51-win team still had a tremendous season and took a more talented Los Angeles Clippers team to seven games. With the future in a delicate place with a new head coach, we’ll take a look back on the 2013-14 and evaluate how everyone performed. We’ve already taken a look at backup point guard Steve Blake, defensive anchor Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes‘ disappointing sophomore campaign, but today we’re taking a look at Jordan Crawford’s limited time with the Dubs.
Crawford only played half the season with the Warriors after being traded from the Boston Celtics and he wasn’t quite able to replicate his success there. After averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 assists per game in Beantown, Crawford’s numbers dropped coming off the bench for the Dubs. He played 42 games with Golden State, but wasn’t able to provide the instant offense the Warriors’ reserve unit desperately needed.
Part of that is not Steezy’s fault; the point guard position is not the position he’s meant to play and as Golden State’s primary backup ball handler for a stretch of games, he failed to distribute the ball and the added responsibility clearly hurt his offensive game. But once the Warriors acquired Steve Blake in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, that pressure was taken off of Crawford and he was able to do his thing off the ball as a primary scoring threat. Here’s a look back on his 2013-14 season.