While away from the Phoenix Suns this season, Jae Crowder has spent most of his time in Atlanta working out at Georgia Tech. Crowder told Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report that he's in great shape and working out daily.
Crowder also revealed he's received the support of his teammates while he has sought a trade from the Suns.
"I've spoken to every player that I've played with on that team and they all have stressed how much they miss [me] and respect my decision, and I'm thankful for their understanding," Crowder told Haynes via text message. "This move of pushing me out the door was a blindsided hit to not only me but my teammates, as you can see from speaking to them and myself and the conversations we've had behind closed doors.
"I will continue to prepare myself daily for battle once the call is made and continue to be a leader on the court, locker room, as well as off the court. I am thankful my teammates appreciated my leadership. I'm confused and hurt my coaches didn't appreciate the things I brought to our team and organization. And this has nothing to do with financial or contract differences."
Crowder will be a free agent this offseason.