Jordan Crawford has decided to sign a deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China after not receiving any training camp contract offers.
According to sportando.com, Crawford has signed a deal that could be worth $2 million for just this upcoming season. This one year deal will keep his options open for seasons afterwards as the CBA does not allow NBA opt-out provisions in their contracts. The earliest a team can sign Crawford is the middle of March to the middle of April.
Jordan Crawford averaged 11 points and 3.5 assists per game while playing for both Boston and Golden State this past season. The main reason the undersized guard didn’t find an NBA team is how much he gives up on defense. Crawford has proven he can score, but he lacks so much on the defensive side of the ball that the negatives outweigh the positives. This past season he had a horrible 109 defensive rating. Maybe playing a year in China will help him focus more on becoming a better defender.