Scoop B Unfiltered: Jamal Crawford Free Agency Update
Since the summer multiple teams have been reported to have some interest in 39-year-old free agent Jamal Crawford.
.@JCrossover needs a team!
I’ve heard Sixers, Thunder, Nets, Lakers, Heat have interest.
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson (@ScoopB) July 2, 2019
Last season on a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, Crawford had a 51-point game off the bench against the Dallas Mavericks. He became the oldest player in NBA history to have a 50-point game and the first player in NBA history to have a 50-point game with four different franchises.
The three-time Sixth Man of the Year Award winner, as reported by our senior columnist Brandon Robinson, recently gained some interest from the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors.
Milwaukee Bucks & Toronto Raptors inquired about Jamal Crawford, I’m told.
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson (@ScoopB) December 1, 2019
The Bucks and Raptors currently rank at the top of the Eastern Conference, respectively. Both teams have suffered losses due to personnel and injuries that may have warranted interest in Crawford’s services.
Robinson spoke with Crawford last week about the Milwaukee Bucks, the Philadelphia 76ers, concerns about his age, and being compared to LA Clippers score-at-will guard Lou Williams.
Crawford, who reportedly still has interest in Philadelphia, cites the Sixers as being “one piece away” and loves their “length and aggressiveness”. Sixers star Ben Simmons made it clear last year that he supported the idea of bringing the veteran on board. When addressing concerns about his age, Crawford refers to himself as an anomaly, saying he doesn’t take the concerns personally because most 39-year-olds can’t perform at the level he still can.
He also shares thoughts on the recent return of Carmelo Anthony to the NBA. Anthony was in Crawford’s situation recently before being signed by the Portland Trail Blazers, where he’s already churning out 20-point games.
Watch the latest “Scoop B Unfiltered” segment for the latest update on Crawford’s free agency sweepstakes, more thoughts from Crawford himself, and another team proposed by Brandon that should be taken into consideration for potential interest in the near future.