Started the season on the injured list after undergoing athroscopic on his right knee during training camp....Missed the first 39 games before being activated on 1/23/01....Scored two points in eight minutes vs. Golden State in season debut....Saw action in just 31 games on the season, recording 2.1 ppg and 1.1 apg in 8.5 mpg....Registered 12 DNP-Coach's Decisions....Scored a season-high eight points at Washington on 3/4/01 and served up a season-high eight assists vs. the Wizards on 3/24/01....Played in his 400th career game at Vancover on 2/7/01....Shot a team-high .895 (17-19) from the free throw line.
Logged 11 points and 7 assists in a 112-91 win over Chicago on 4/19....Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Pistons on 11/13 and placed on the injured list with a strained groin.
Scored 15 points in a 99-98 overtime win over the Sacramento Kings on 4/15....Registered 12 points (2-2 3FG) and 4 assists against the Sacramento Kings on 4/6....Matched his career-high with 19 points (8-10 FG, 2-2 3FG) and added 4 assists in a 101-84 win over the Houston Rockets on 4/4....Recorded 11 points and 5 assists, in 17 minutes, in a 109-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on 3/29....Waived by the Blazers on 3/18 and signed as a free agent by the Seattle SuperSonics on 3/23....On the injured list from 2/19 to 3/3, and from 3/12 to 3/18, due to a left quadriceps contusion.
Placed on the injured list on 4/16 due to tendinitis in his right knee....On the injured list from 12/2 to 3/13 due to a sore right knee....Recorded 10 points and 7 assists in a 120-75 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on 11/17....Totaled 17 points and 8 assists, in his Trail Blazers debut, against the Seattle SuperSonics on 10/31.
Crotty began the season playing for Fortitudo Bologna in Italy but signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Miami Heat on Jan. 6, 1997. He was signed for the remainder of the season on Jan. 25....Crotty provided valuable backcourt depth, getting some time at the off guard as well as in his primary role as Tim Hardaway's backup at the point. He averaged a career-high 4.8 points and 2.1 assists in 13.7 minutes, shooting .503 from the field, .401 from three-point range and .844 from the foul line to rank among the team leaders in all shooting categories....He played in 48 of a possible 50 games for Miami, all off the bench. He twice logged 25 minutes, including a 125-97 triumph over Phoenix on Jan. 27 when he scored a season-high 18 points. He handed out a season-high six assists in a 125-99 win over Philadelphia on Feb. 15....Crotty played in 15 of Miami's 17 playoff games, averaging 2.5 points in 8.3 minutes....Prior to the 1997-98 season, Crotty signed as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers, becoming the backup to yet another fine point guard, Kenny Anderson.
The backup point guard played a total of 58 games with the Cavs, including four starts in place of the injured Terrell Brandon. He made his first career start at Atlanta on March 1 and played a career-high 32 minutes as a starter against Toronto two nights later, scoring eight points and handing out six assists. He did not play because of a coach's decision in 23 games and missed the last regular season game because of the flu....Crotty averaged 3.0 points and 1.8 assists in 10.6 minutes per game, scoring a career-high 19 points at Milwaukee on Feb. 29 and handing out a career-high 11 assists against Boston on March 14. He shot a solid .862 from the free throw line, making 62-of-72....Crotty appeared briefly in two of the Cavs' three playoff games, scoring two points in a total of nine minutes.
Mostly a bit player in his first two seasons in the NBA, Crotty served an important function with the Utah Jazz in 1994-95. He was the prime backup for point guard John Stockton and saw action in 80 games, playing 12.7 minutes per contest. His numbers were modest-3.7 points and 2.6 assists per game-but he provided sound relief for Stockton. Crotty averaged only 0.9 turnovers and shot .810 from the free-throw line....He set career highs in points, assists, steals, minutes, and several other categories. On January 3 against the Milwaukee Bucks he tallied 14 points, 8 assists, 4 steals, and 5 rebounds in 24 minutes. Crotty, Adam Keefe, Antoine Carr, Tom Chambers, and Blue Edwards formed one of the best reserve squads in the league. The Jazz won 60 games but were upset in the first round of the playoffs by the Houston Rockets.
Only two seasons removed from playing in the Global Basketball Association, Crotty hung on for a second straight year in the NBA. Despite being the third option at point guard on the Utah Jazz behind John Stockton and Jay Humphries, Crotty proved his worth as both a spot reserve and a valuable practice player. Overall, he appeared in 45 games, averaging 2.9 points and 1.7 assists in 7.0 minutes per contest. He tied a career high with 14 points against the Pistons at Detroit on January 17 and had a season-best 6 assists against the Sacramento Kings on January 21.
Signed as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on 9/4/92....Played in 40 games, averaging 2.6 ppg and 1.4 apg in 6.1 mpg....Posted season highs of 14 points against the Golden State Warriors on 4/23/93 and seven assists against the Atlanta Hawks on 3/6/93.
Not drafted by the NBA....Played in the Global Basketball League with the Greenville Spinners in 1991-92, averaging 20.3 ppg and a league-high 6.1 apg.
Averaged 12.8 ppg and 5.3 apg in 129 games during four-year career at the University of Virginia....Joined Phil Ford and Kenny Smith as the only players in ACC history to score more than 1,500 points and total more than 600 assists....As a junior, averaged 16.0 ppg and 6.7 apg in the same backcourt as future NBA guard Bryant Stith....Named to the 1989-90 All-ACC Third Team and selected Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press....Averaged 15.5 ppg and 5.1 apg in 33 games.