Celtics, Jamal Crawford Have ‘Mutual Interest’

The Celtics and veteran free agent guard Jamal Crawford have “mutual interest,” according to The Athletic’s Jared Weiss.

Weiss made that revelation during a CLNS Celtics Beat podcast and the comments were relayed by A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston.

The Celtics are seeking “more 3-point shooting” and that’s something Crawford can provide. As for Crawford, who opted out of his contract with the Timberwolves early in the summer, he’s chasing a ring.

According to Weiss, “He wants to be in a position to win a championship, and so he wants to sign on with one of these title teams … He’s really valuable for playoff teams that … just want to have somebody to carry them for a couple minutes in the third quarter or something like that. And I think he can still do that to a certain degree.”

The Celtics currently have a fully-stocked roster, including 15 players with guaranteed contracts. However, shooting guard Jabari Bird‘s future is very much in doubt after his arraignment on assault and kidnapping charges.

The Sixers and Lakers are also reportedly among the contenders for Crawford’s services.

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7 thoughts on “Celtics, Jamal Crawford Have ‘Mutual Interest’

    • KCelts

      Because Jabari Bird is most likely gone at this point and Celtics need 3 point shooting

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      • wellyou'rewrong

        Do they really need 3p shooting? They were 2nd last year and are getting Hayward back. Jamal is a career 34.9% 3p shooter (33.1% last year).

        Dude is gonna be 39 come playoff time and was never good in them.

        Seriously he’s really bad, but go ahead and sabotage yourselves with his no defense, chucking Boston. Anything more than the min would be even worse.

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        • Geez…the guy prob won’t even be the 4th guy of the bench and I would rather him chucking it up than Smart

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          • wellyou'rewrong

            You’d rather have Crawford chucking and playing no defense than Smart chucking and playing defense?

            Interesting.

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            • I’d rather have Crawford chucking while Smart is playing D dude

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