Roughly ten minutes into today’s Brooklyn Nets group workout, California junior guard Allen Crabbe — connected in various mock drafts to the Nets at 22nd — ended his workout early due to a foot injury, feeling at one point like his foot was about to break. His future workouts are now uncertain.
“You don’t want to see things like this happen at this time,” Crabbe told us after the workout. “These workouts are very important for you. It’s like a job interview.
“Hopefully it’s nothing too serious and I’ll be back playing soon.”
Crabbe said that he didn’t have much pain in his foot when he was at California, but the foot started hurting due to overuse near the end of his workout with the New York Knicks Monday. He pushed through it Monday, but couldn’t get past the beginning of Tuesday’s workout with the Nets.
“I have an arch in my foot, so i’m favoring one side of my foot and putting too much pressure on one side,” Crabbe said, adding that he’ll probably need orthotics. “It’s going to be day-to-day. I’m going to see how it feels. I don’t want to push it to the point where I completely injure myself and have some significant time out.”
Crabbe averaged 18.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 36.2 minutes per game, shooting 45.9% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point range in his junior season, and doesn’t see himself as a flash in the pan. “I’m a guy who’s a hard worker, I always find areas in my game that need improvement. … I don’t want to just make it to the NBA. I want to contribute.”