Suns Meet With Free Agent Jamal Crawford

Veteran free agent guard Jamal Crawford met with acting Suns GM James Jones and coach Igor Koskokov on Friday, Arizona Sports 98.7 radio host John Gambadoro tweets.

Crawford is one of few options remaining on the free agent market for teams seeking backcourt help. Phoenix certainly qualifies, though it has more issues at the point than on the wing.

Phoenix’s point guard spot is a muddle with Elie Okobo, De’Anthony Melton, Shaquille Harrison and Isaiah Canaan competing for minutes. Shooting guard Devin Booker is hoping to return for the season opener after undergoing hand surgery prior to camp. The Suns also have a number of other options at the two-guard position, including Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges and Troy Daniels.

Overall, they have 14 players with guaranteed contracts and three others with non-guaranteed or partially-guaranteed deals.

Jones talked about the team’s interest in Crawford during a 98.7 radio interview.

“I like Jamal. I know him personally. He’s a great player, he’s a great guy,” Jones said. “Those are the types of players that we will look towards as we go through the season. More importantly, it’s not even about who potentially could be here or who’s out there. I’m focused on who’s here and we know who those guys are. Jamal is a name that — a guy that we’re looking at. He’s someone that we’ve expressed interest in, one of many names.”

The 38-year-old Crawford has also drawn interest from the Warriors, Sixers, Lakers and Celtics. Crawford turned down a $4.5MM player option with the Timberwolves in order to reach the open market this summer

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11 thoughts on “Suns Meet With Free Agent Jamal Crawford

  1. sportsfan101

    All I can say is I can only imagine he didn’t sign with the Celtics is bc of money.

  2. rxbrgr

    They’ll have that DPE to offer him, if he’s holding out for more than the veteran’s minimum.

  3. the dude

    Crawford was one of the timber bull babies that thibs didn’t want back. The suns have no pg, fired a bunch of guys cuz this is the situation they have, are looking to hire a past his prime big mouth that plays the same position as 10 players on their team ffs.

    • Otogar

      I don’t know what Thibs wanted, but the one who surely didn’t want to be back in the Wolves is Crawford, who turned down a $4.5M player option (more than he is likely to get elsewhere). Agree that the Suns don’t need him though (but again, I don’t see the point either in bringing Ariza or Anderson to a young, developing team).

    • Rewane

      Crawford never played for the Bulls. I never heard of him being a big mouth, neither my

  4. whodatcoon

    It seems like there would be much better options for him than the Sun’s. Also it seems like the Sun’s really don’t need him.

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