Free agency has certainly erupted as soon as the clock hit 6:00 PM EST Sunday evening. Most big names are gone and even many key role players have signed away their fates this offseason. One player who has not landed on a team yet is Jamal Crawford.
According to our guy Scoop B though, many teams are showing interest in the veteran shooting guard.
Last year, Jamal Crawford shot just around 33% from three point range. He averaged 3.6 assists per game which was his highest mark since 10 years ago when he was the lead man for the Knicks.
While he isn’t the player he once was, since he’s 39 after all, he can still truly help an NBA team. That impact will significantly be seen off the court where he can be a mentor for a team with young guards. Out of the teams that Brandon had mentioned, the Sixers, Nets, and Lakers seem like the ones who have the biggest need for that veteran presence.
We still don’t know what the Lakers will decide to do given that Kawhi’s decision is still up in the air, but either way they could use someone like Crawford. Given that they just landed Troy Daniels, that isn’t as realistic if Kawhi does come.
Philadelphia has Al Horford as a great veteran presence now, but their back-court after losing Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick mostly consists of young players. Matisse Thybulle, Zhaire Smith, Josh Richardson, and Marial Shayok could all use someone like Jamal Crawford.
We’ll see where Crawford decides to go, but there is definitely interest out there on the marketplace.