Jamal Crawford hasn’t played a second of NBA basketball this season, but he still hopes to sign with a team at some point, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Charania notes that Crawford has kept fit.
The 39-year-old played with the Phoenix Suns last season, appearing in 64 games off the bench and averaging 7.9 points and 3.6 assists in 18.9 minutes per game while shooting at 39.7%. from the ground, 33.2% from the 3-point range and 84.5 percent from the free throw line.
Crawford, who played his college basketball at the University of Michigan, was originally selected by the Chicago Bulls with eighth pick in the 2000 NBA Draft.
He spent the first four years of his career with the Bulls before signing with the New York Knicks in 2004, where he became a solid microwave marker.
Crawford has spent four and a half seasons with the Knicks, and since then he’s been a bit of a companion, playing for six other NBA franchises.
Although Crawford has never been the most effective scorer, his ability to score cluster points on the bench has allowed him to remain relevant throughout his career. From 2012-13 to 2016-17, Crawford spent five seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and was an integral part of their success.
Of course, at this point, it’s doubtful how much Crawford, a high-volume guy who doesn’t play much in defense, has left, but maybe a competitor can still use his pop touch. He certainly thinks he should have a job somewhere.
Crawford has an NBA career average of 14.6 points and 3.4 assists per game. He has three trophies for the sixth man of the year.