Brooklyn Gets Apple of Its Eye: Allen Crabbe Is Finally A Net

Defensively, Crabbe will not move the needle too positively, which may give Atkinson pause on Lin, Russell, and Crabbe simultaneously. However, Crabbe does have the height and length to credibly contest most guards and wings in the NBA. Crabbe will make his mental errors and get bullied by stronger players but not to the extent of provoking dire screams echoing through the chambers of the Barclays Center nightly. And, given Crabbe’s skill set, Atkinson could incorporate several lineup combinations mix-and-matching Crabbe, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert, DeMarre Carroll, and Spencer Dinwiddie that could be well-compensated on both the offensive and defensive ends.