Sunday , Nov , 30 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jamal Crawford: The Knicks Messed Up

Jamal Crawford, who makes his Garden return tonight as a Warrior, said Knicks brass should have rid themselves of Stephon Marbury before training camp began.

"Honestly, everybody there thought it would be handled before the season started, one way or the other," Crawford told the San Francisco Chronicle last night before facing the Cavs. "And now it’s continuing to go [on]. It needs to be resolved one way or the other, for sure. It wasn’t really a distraction because we were winning, you know what I mean? We’ve had distractions in the past, so to us, that wasn’t like a real distraction. Steph remained professional. He never blew up at the team."