New role for Crawford?

New role for Crawford?
November 15, 2012, 3:00 pm

We know that Jordan Crawford likes to take shots but he also showed in the Dallas loss that he can dish it, too. The third-year veteran scored 21 points and had a season high 7 assists, helping spur a comeback that ultimately fell short, a 107-101 road defeat at the hands of the Mavericks Wednesday night.

Crawford, who has played mostly shooting guard in his career, was pressed into action to play point after starter A.J. Price sprained his ankle early in the third quarter. Crawford tallied four assists in the furious fourth quarter as he helped the Wizards claw back from 22 points down to get within three points twice in the waning moments of the game. 

"We played him at the 1 and the 2 and I thought he did a nice job,” Wizards coach Randy Wittman said about Crawford's play.

Two years ago in his rookie season with the Wizards, the 6'-4" Crawford was used much more as a ball handler and creator with then-coach Flip Saunders. Wittman, though, has almost exclusively used Crawford as an energy shooter off the bench but that could change now with Price hobbled and John Wall still out with a knee injury.