Crowder posted 11 points (5-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and a blocked shot in 27 minutes during Friday's 100-81 loss to the Trail Blazers. The Jazz committed 19 turnovers on the night and while Crowder accounted for four of them, he did what he could to bolster the defense in a losing effort. The Jazz are employing Crowder often and he's been a consistently sneaky low-cost pick in DFS formats since joining the Jazz, and although he's mostly known for his defensive prowess, he's showed up with some decent offensive output to match his rebounding.
Crowder scored 14 points (4-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), grabbed three rebounds, dished one assist and snatched one steal across 33 minutes Monday in Utah's win over San Antonio. After only two games in a Jazz uniform, it's safe to say that Crowder's fantasy value is increasing since he escaped Cleveland. It's tough to project the role that Crowder will settle into with the Jazz, but early returns are positive in every way. He joined a team that was in the midst of an 8-game win streak and has been a positive contributor from the get-go. Keep tabs on Crowder as he establishes himself amongst a group of talented wings.
Crowder made his debut with the Jazz on Sunday, providing 15 points (5-11 FG, 3-7 3PT), five rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes of action off the bench in a 115-96 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. This is a fantastic sign going forward, as the 11 shots and 29 minutes played are both well above his season averages. The only question mark is the gluttony of small forwards on this roster, with players like Joe Ingles and Royce O'Neale also playing well. That means Crowder may be staggered behind Ingles at the three and Derrick Favors at the four. In any case, it looks as though Crowder has seen a rise in his fantasy value with the recent trade.
Crowder (Coach's Decision) will not play during Friday's contest against the Hornets, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Crowder will have to wait until Sunday against Portland to make his Jazz debut, as the trade that brought him over from Cleveland is still pending. As a result, for Friday's tilt, Alec Burks, Royce O'Neal and Jonas Jerebko could all see upticks in workload.
Crowder is doubtful to make his Jazz debut Friday against the Hornets, Eric Woodyard of the Desert News reports. Crowder still has to pass a physical exam before he can take the court after he was dealt to the Jazz on Thursday as part of a three-way trade involving the Cavaliers and the Kings. Once he is cleared to play, Crowder will likely come off the bench behind starters Derrick Favors and Joe Ingles. Look for more updates on his status to come just before tip Friday night.
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