One night after he showed signs of coming out of his season-long shooting slump, Allen Crabbe reverted to his struggling ways Saturday night, hitting just 1-of-8 from the floor and coughing the ball up three times.
He gave into some frustration, costing the Brooklyn Nets a technical foul for a delay of game in the third quarter after he was called for a traveling violation. It was Crabbe who had gotten the Nets a delay-of-game warning earlier in the game in another show of frustration.
Yeah, he’s pressing and it’s pretty obvious now.
Crabbe is now shooting .258/.274/12-for-16 on the season and his performance in 12 games is enough to at least raise the question of whether the ankle he sprained in Brooklyn’s second preseason game is still bothering him or if his mechanics are just out of whack.
Once the Nets abandoned ball movement Saturday night, there wasn’t much for Jarrett Allen to do on the offensive end. Second screens were being rejected after initial switches, so the roll to the basket where Allen excels was essentially off the table.
Defensively, the Warriors got most of their points from the mid-range area, with just 32 points in 31 shots in the paint, so Allen wasn’t a particularly big factor as a rim protector, either.
It’s hard to ding Allen too much when the circumstances of the game just coalesced to render him essentially moot.
But maybe it is a sign that if the Nets guards opt to go iso-heavy, Allen could refine some of his high-post action and availability to at least retain some sort of role besides the pick-and-watch.