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Jae Crowder’s dad comments on his son’s trade to the Cavs

Corey Crowder calls Cleveland “a good situation.”

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Aside from a LeBron James tweet, we have yet to hear directly from the players involved in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston.

One of those players is Jae Crowder, whose father talked to Bleacher Report about the deal.

"It's a good situation for everyone. Jae's content, he has a chance to play with the best player in the world and compete for a championship," Corey Crowder, Jae’s father told Bleacher Report. "Is he hurt that he's leaving Boston? You're in the NBA, trades happen, this is your job. But [Cleveland] is a good situation."

From these comments, we can glean that Crowder is a little bit sad to leave Boston. And that’s understandable - it’s the place where he developed into a solid NBA player and the Celtics have a bit of a rivalry with the Cavs. For instance: remember when J.R. Smith hit Crowder in the face?

But he now does get to play with the best player in the world in LeBron and has a better shot to compete for a title. If he was going to leave Boston this summer via a trade, he’d be hard pressed to find a better landing spot.