With all that’s going on with the Phoenix Suns, I don’t blame any players that may want to get away from the organization. There have been talks regarding a few players looking towards playing for different franchises, and on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Suns and Jae Crowder are working towards a trade. He has some qualities that the New York Knicks should want.
Along with Crowder, Devin Booker has been in rumors and who knows if Chris Paul will want to stay even after Robert Sarver sells the team. This is something that the Knicks’ front office might want to get a jump on.
4 reasons why the New York Knicks should trade for Suns’ Jae Crowder
Jae Crowder is just one of those ‘put your head down and get work done’ type of guys. He shows up to work and takes pride in what he brings to the table.
Although he is only six-foot-six, Crowder bangs down low like he is six-foot-10. He brings energy and attitude every night. With Phoenix, Chris Paul and Devin Booker stand behind the veteran. Every team he has gone to, he has been the big bully.
In his rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks, after starting forwards Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion were out with injuries, Crowder stepped into the starting lineup. He was the force on the team during that time.
After being traded to the Boston Celtics, Crowder became the protector on the team as Brad Stevens inserted him into the starting lineup. He also displayed his force in Cleveland, Utah, Memphis, and Miami. You need players like this — a guy that is not afraid to get physical with his opponents.
The Knicks are a fit for a player like Crowder. Everyone knows that New York is gritty, hard, and strong!