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Allen Crabbe On What Might Have Been in Brooklyn

Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily speaks with Allen Crabbe about what might have been had the Trail Blazers not matched the Nets’ offer in free agency.

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The Portland Trail Blazers snapped their 3-game skid with a runaway victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The bench played a major role in the win. Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard, and Evan Turner combined for 47 of the Trail Blazers’ 129 points. It was one of Crabbe’s best outings since the season opener, but he still entertained thoughts of what might have been had he opened the season in Brooklyn after they attempted to sign him in free agency last summer. Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily has the exclusive:

On being a “Plan A” in the Nets’ new system:

“It was cool, man. Just hearing how they were going to use me, it was a good feeling knowing I was a big part of the puzzle. For them to invest that much in me and be that interested, it’s a good feeling.”

“As a basketball player, everybody’s dream is to be a starter and I had that chance here in Brooklyn. And if that isn’t your dream as a basketball player, then you shouldn’t be playing.”

“When I met with them, they were straightforward and told me, ‘Look we’ve got a lot of young guys here that are looking to compete. We’re going to try and build from here.’ So you know, I felt like that was a positive first step going into something good being built here.”

“I liked everything about how they were going to use me. But you know, everything happens for a reason and I’m back here and I’m happy with that.”

To read the full Q&A, visit, SB Nation’s Brooklyn Nets website.