http://chicagosports.chicagotribune...ory?coll=cs-home-headlines&ctrack=1&cset=trueNEW YORK—Oh, that Jamal Crawford.
"It's funny how things change," said Crawford, the former Bull who was the Knicks' big off-season acquisition in a sign-and-trade deal. "I'm not bitter. I'm happy for the guys who had to go through the craziness and the things that happened, Eddy (Curry), Tyson (Chandler) and Kirk (Hinrich).
"Because I left, that's not the reason they are winning. I looked at Dallas at midseason and they had a better record [than last year] without Steve Nash. That doesn't mean he's a bad apple. You just go out and play as hard as you can and be professional.
"I'm happy here. The season hasn't gone like we wanted. But we're building for the future. Short term is not our goal. I feel we have the pieces in place to build something."
Crawford, who scored 22 points Friday night, has been taking some criticism as the Knicks have fallen out of playoff contention. One New York columnist wrote Friday about how much better the Bulls are with Ben Gordon and another opined the Bulls led the season series 4-0—three victories and the dumping of Crawford.