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Catching up with Some Old Boston Celtics Friends: Courtney Lee, Jordan Crawford, and MarShon Brooks

February 4th, 2014 at 7:45 AM
By Sean Melia

It's been a month since Courtney Lee was traded by the Boston Celtics to the Memphis Grizzlies. It's been about three weeks since Jordan Crawford and MarShone Brooks were shipped to the Golden State Warriors.

We thought we'd take a quick moment and catch-up with the former Celtics and see how they are holding up on their new Western Conference teams. 

'Courtney Lee' photo (c) 2013, scott mecum - license:

Courtney Lee:

Lee is having a pretty great time down in Memphis. He has played in 13 games and started 11. The injury to Tony Allen gave him an opening, and he walked right through it.

Lee is averaging 13.7 points per game and has been on fire from the field. He is shooting 60% from the field and 44% on 3-pointers (those are all true stats). Compared to his 40% from 3-point land and his 51% from the field while playing for Boston this season (a percentage that a lot of fans were happy with) he is truly playing some of the best basketball of his career. 

Since he got to Memphis the Grizzlies have gone 11-3, putting them back into the playoff hunt in the west.

Needless to say, we are happy for Lee and his run in Memphis thus far.

Jordan Crawford:

Crawford's minutes are down in Golden State. He is playing half the minutes (15) and scoring half the points (6). His 3-point percentage is up to 38% from 31%, however, his FG% has dropped from 46% to 39%. Clearly, Crawford benefited from playing more minutes and handling the ball more. 

Let's give Crawford to share his own thoughts:

MarShon Brooks:

MarShon Brooks is mired at the end of yet another bench, stuck behind so many talented players. He has made four appearances since the trade, getting very limited time during those games. He has not played more than 3 minutes in any game and has scored a total of 6 points in those four game.

It's a shame that Brooks can't find his way to a team that might need a guard instead of ending up on teams that are spoiled for guard play.

All three players have had different experiences since leaving Boston. All three are in a playoff race though, which is more than their old teammates can say. 


Tags: Basketball, Boston, Boston Celtics, Courtney Lee, Golden State Warriors, Jordan Crawford, MarShon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Tony Allen

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