Transcript: California G Allen Crabbe Takes Questions After Being Traded To Blazers

Stephen Dunn

California guard Allen Crabbe took questions from the media after being acquired by the Portland Trail Blazers from the Cleveland Cavaliers on the night of the 2013 NBA Draft.

California guard Allen Crabbe took questions from the media after being acquired by the Portland Trail Blazers in a 2013 NBA Draft day trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Crabbe was selected by the Cavaliers with the No. 31 pick.

Before we get to that, check out this scouting report written by Scott Chong from SBNation sister site CaliforniaGoldenBlogs.com. Also, some Crabbe memories from Leland Wong.

Here's a transcript via NBA.com.

Note: News of the trade broke during the middle of the question and answer session. All questions related to the Cavaliers -- and there were a lot of them -- have been omitted.

THE MODERATOR: If you could start with an opening statement, feelings about the day so far.

ALLEN CRABBE: It's been a long night, but I can't complain. I feel like it's still a blessing just to be selected. This is a great organization. A lot of names in the NCAA don't get to have this opportunity. I'm just blessed and thankful to be here.

Q. Talk about the influence Coach Montgomery, being under his tutelage.

ALLEN CRABBE: Coach Montgomery, I feel like it was a good decision going there. He knows what it took to get here. And that's one of the reasons I chose Cal, and Coach Montgomery expects a lot out of his players. He expected me to play hard every night. I feel like he prepared me well.

Q. I don't want to validate answers here, there's a report you've been traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for two future second‑round picks? Are you familiar with the Portland Trail Blazers and do you have any thoughts if that is in fact the case?

ALLEN CRABBE: I mean, wherever I go, I mean ‑‑ everything moves so fast. But I mean, wherever I go I'm going to do the best I can. I believe in God. He put me in the best situation for me, a team that's going to help me maximize my full potential. Wherever I go I'm willing to contribute anywhere I can.

Q. Is it crazy to sit here and answer questions about Cleveland and all of a sudden a guy says you're not in Cleveland. You're back on the West Coast again.

ALLEN CRABBE: It shows how fast things go on in this league. Like I said, it is what it is. I'm not going to be upset about it. My whole dream was to make it to the NBA. So I'm just blessed to be in this situation. Like I said, wherever I go, I'm going to develop myself as a player the best way I can.

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