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Seattle Connection: Former Knick Jamal Crawford praises Allonzo Trier in Twitter Q&A


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Jamal Crawford, who despite being a member of the 2018-19 Phoenix Suns is perhaps the ultimate example of the team’s mantra of “once a Knick, always a Knick,” took to Twitter on Monday to answer a few questions, and during the Q&A he heaped some praise upon actual current Knickerbocker Allonzo Trier.

Trier, like Crawford, hails from Seattle, and both players have streetball-style games that include plenty of fancy dribbling, isolation offense, mid-range jumpers and smooth drives to the hoop. The Seattle connection was noted by a Twitter user called Dupé, who uses the Twitter handle @Marky_Marc_. He asked what Crawford thinks of his fellow Seattleite:

It’s nice to see a well-respected NBA veteran give props to an up-and-coming Knick like Trier, who through 6 games this season is averaging 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.0 minutes per game. He was very noticeably a presence in head coach David Fizdale’s crunch-time lineup which closed out the Brooklyn Nets Monday night. Not bad for an undrafted kid from the Pacific Northwest.

The Trier inquiry was one of 35 questions Crawford answered during the roughly hour-long Twitter Q&A. Crawford also used the opportunity to tell fans that his best high school memory is winning the 1998 WIAA State Championship and that his favorite pair of Jordans is a pair Michael Jordan personally gave him, among other factoids.

Importantly, when asked about his favorite stadium to play in by Twitter user Jamar HamBrozan, Crawford replied:

Seeing as Crawford has played many games at Madison Square Garden, both as a member and opponent of the Knicks — including one game in which he dropped 52 points on 20-30 shooting during a January 2007 victory over the Miami Heat — it’s probably safe to say that he was talking about the Mecca.

Link to highlights from Crawford’s 52 point game against the Heat: