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Friday, December 9, 2011
Barkley: Crawford better fit than J-Rich


As the shooting guards rumored to be linked to the Bulls come off the board as they agree to deals elsewhere, two realistic options remain available in Jamal Crawford and Jason Richardson.

So which one would be better suited to share the backcourt with Derrick Rose?

"I like Jamal better because Jason is a standing shooter, but Jamal can get his shot off the dribble," Charles Barkley said Friday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "Sometimes you don't get wide-open shots. You've got to be able to put the ball down. That's one of the things that hurt Kyle Korver. Teams don't leave him anymore, and he's not athletic enough to get his own shot. He's a great shooter, probably one of the five best shooters in the league because he's open. But he's not quick enough to get his shot off the dribble. That hurts them and it has hurt Jason at times. It hurt him here in Phoenix, and it hurt him in Orlando because he can't get his own shot and break a guy down.

"Jamal Crawford to me is a better fit in Chicago."

Charles Barkley joined "Waddle & Silvy" to discuss the nullified Chris Paul trade, the Bulls' options at shooting guard, Tim Tebow and more.

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