DENVER (AP) Jae Crowder received all sorts of quizzical text messages for his decision to sign with the Phoenix Suns in the offseason. The Suns hadn't been to the playoffs in a decade. ''I look like a genius, huh?'' cracked Crowder, who took his talents to the Suns after helping Miami reach the NBA Finals last season.
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