Once Again, Nellie Lets Crawford Know He’s Not Wanted

by March 18, 2009

I’m surprised he hasn’t burned Jamal’s jersey by now: “Warriors coach Don Nelson doesn’t hold back about why a backcourt of Monta Ellis and Jamal Crawford won’t work. ‘I don’t think that the mix is good enough, it’s just like with oil and water,’ Nelson said before Tuesday’s game. ‘They’re both really good players, but we need somebody that can guard a 2. Especially when you get into the good teams, the 2’s are 6-foot-7, and Monta’s not a very big guy.’ Nelson sat Crawford against the Clippers to get Marco Belinelli some playing time – a process the coach said will be repeated against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Thursday.”