Grantland: The Jordan Rules
Two seasons ago, Crawford made 40 percent of his midrange shots; last season he made 43 percent; this season he’s up to 51 percent, which is probably not sustainable, but we’re a quarter of the way through the season and that’s really promising. He has shown similar growth pattern as a 3-point shooter. Just two years ago he made only 29 percent of his 3s; last year he made 35 percent, and this season he’s making 40 percent. Crawford’s image might not mesh with what we generally associate with player development, but his shot chart is beginning to resemble that of a very trustworthy NBA guard.
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