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Crittenton Faces Former Team

When the Wizards acquired Javaris Crittenton from Memphis for a conditional first-round pick in December, the second-year guard and former first-round pick was thrilled to come to a place where he would finally get a chance to show what he could do.

Entering tonight's game against the Grizzlies, Crittenton hasn't exactly busted out but he has shown steady signs of growth while earning more minutes. His best effort came the other night in Philly where Crittenton scored 15 points and dished out 7 assists in 20 minutes.

In Memphis, he was stuck behind a stable of guards that included Mike Conley, O.J. Mayo and Kyle Lowry and fell completely out of former coach Marc Iavaroni's rotation, appearing in only seven games.

Needless to say, Crittenton will have plenty of motivation when he gets into the game tonight.

By Ivan Carter  |  February 2, 2009; 1:59 PM ET
 
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I'd take Critt before Lowry AND Conley.

Not bad, Ernie.

Posted by: original_mark | February 2, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I remember a no name player, Ramon Sessions had a game last year where he got 20 assists for the Bucks. He blew up right after his game winner on Gil last year....Not saying Crit will come close to this, its just crazy how obscurity can become clarity in sports. GO TEAM!!!!!!

Posted by: BurgwithaU | February 2, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

When the Wizards acquired Javaris Crittenton from Memphis for a conditional first-round pick in December ???? Does that mean they get our first round pick in the up coming draft ???

Posted by: rnorris6 | February 2, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

"Does that mean they get our first round pick in the up coming draft ???"

No, we gave back the conditional first rounder that Memphis traded us for Juan Carlos Navarro. Essentially Grunfeld turned a 2nd round pick, Navarro, into a 1st round pick, Crittenton. Not bad.

Posted by: psps23 | February 2, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

...a second round pick who flamed out and couldn't make it on one of the worst teams in the league, no less. This is not to say that Critt is a future hall of famer but at least he appears to have a long term future and isn't another God Shamgodd.

Posted by: original_mark | February 2, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Crittenton is definitely a talent. I never understood why Memphis stockpiled those point guards, unless it wsa entirely to jigger around the cap. There are admittedly a lot of stupid transactions made for cap reasons.

Posted by: Samson151 | February 2, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

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