Never shy to shoot the basketball, Jordan Crawford is not shy telling you that he is the Wizards' starting shooting guard until he is told otherwise.
With restricted free agent Nick Young mulling his options, Crawford again has taken advantage of the opportunity in training camp to earn the starting job. Last season, when Young went down with injury, Crawford stepped in for him and averaged 19 points a game.
"You know I'm looking forward to getting out there as a starter if Nick doesn't come back," Crawford said after Tuesday's practice. "If Nick does come back, I want to be an asset to this team to make a run."
Crawford told me he wants to be more consistent in just his second NBA season.
"It's rough having games back to back, no days off,traveling across the country, so just being consistent," he said.
With the lockout-condensed season, starter or no starter, Crawford will be getting up his shots -- its just a matter of whether they will go down.
Ask the extremely confident Crawford and he will tell you that they will.