Since returning from a bone bruise in his left ankle last month, Jordan Crawford has had one memorable shot (a game-winner in Portland), one memorable game (a game-high 19 points in a win over Minnesota) and one memorable in-game snack run (he poured himself a handful of Skittles in a loss in Philadelphia).
But that doesn’t overshadow the fact that he has been struggling and slumping of late. Crawford scored just three points in the Wizards’ 98-90 win over the Clippers on Monday night and is averaging just 5.2 points and shooting 32.4 percent from the floor in his past six games. The Wizards (12-35) have also been outscored by 25 points in the 96 minutes that he has played over that stretch.
“He’s in a funk or whatever,” Coach Randy Wittman said of Crawford. “He’s got to stay with it. He’s got to work hard. He’s got to continue to play hard. That’s it.”
Crawford’s shot selection has become a tad more questionable and his minutes have been diminished, which may be directly correlated to each other. He only played five minutes against the Clippers, but the three shots he took in the second quarter – and his overall malaise while on the floor – expedited his exit.