Jamal Crawford Signs With Timberwolves

JULY 19, 10:41am: The Timberwolves have officially signed Crawford, the team announced today in a press release.Jamal Crawford vertical

JULY 8, 6:14pm: Crawford has agreed to sign with the Wolves once the waiver process is complete, according to Brian Windhorst and Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. They add that Crawford had to surrender some guaranteed money in the buyout with Atlanta, so salary was a factor in his decision. Minnesota is just under the cap and has a $4.3MM room mid-level exception that it was able to offer.

Jimmy Butler and coach Tom Thibodeau both aggressively recruited Crawford to join the team, tweets David Aldridge of TNT.

5:48pm: Sources tell Charania the Wolves will offer Crawford a contract worth $8.9MM over two years with a player option on the second season (Twitter link).

5:18pm: Veteran guard Jamal Crawford is in “serious talks” to sign with Minnesota once he clears waivers, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical.

The Hawks requested waivers Friday on Crawford, so he won’t clear until Monday. They acquired him as part of a three-way deal that sent Danilo Gallinari from the Nuggets to the Clippers, but never seemed like a real threat to keep the 17-year veteran.

Crawford would add bench firepower and 3-point shooting to a Wolves team that lacked both last season. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year averaged 12.3 points per game and shot 36% from long distance for the Clippers last year.

The Cavaliers had been considered the favorites for Crawford, with one report Friday suggesting he was “theirs to lose.” The Celtics, Bucks, Wizards and Lakers were also believed to be contenders.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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35 thoughts on “Jamal Crawford Signs With Timberwolves

  1. skrockij89

    Yes!!! Timberwolves needed a shooter. Just need to do a sign and trade for C.J. Miles and we’ll be set.

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  2. gmflores27

    Dionis will come on and talk about how Tim Hardaway is the next Kobe

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  3. Connorsoxfan

    Ugh he would do really well in Boston and would make the gap between Boston and Cleveland shrink a bit. There’s still time I guess

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    • Celtics are one short i believe…. the need just one more impact guy. Hayward is not enough. Essentially Avery Bradley for Hayward. Not sure about that.

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  4. MinnyBorn

    I think the only way the Wolves can unload Aldrich is by attaching a first rounder. At that point I’d rather wait to see who’s available at the deadline rather than going after Miles.

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    • I think they could get it done with a pair of second rounders. Aldrichs contract is only one year and not bad at all. Some team will eventually hop on the extra assets. Teams are just holding out because they know we really want CJ

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  5. WolfPack

    I’m surprised he chose the Wolves over Cavs. Happy to have him. Miles, your turn.

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  6. Z-A

    Head scratcher. I guess no championship chase for JCraw. Chances of the wolves winning in 2 year is slim to none and Slim left town.

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  7. The wolves just conceded the playoffs
    They signed a ex-clipper.HaHa!

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  8. imindless
    imindless

    Timberwolves still suck lol, jimmy butler and Crawford won’t change that. Wiggins doesn’t play defense. KAT and butler aren’t enough to beat gsw or houston. They were the 7th worst team last year.

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    • FlaveFlava

      Flawless logic. They sucked last year so they’ll suck this year. Everything else is irrelevant.

      Lmao.

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  9. Franklin Ashley

    Watching the 3on3 since all summer league is done Congrats Lakers!

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