Jamal Crawford Signs With Nets

JULY 9: Crawford has officially signed with the Nets, per an official team statement (Twitter link).

JULY 8: Free agent guard Jamal Crawford has agreed to join the depleted Nets for the league restart, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic (Twitter link).

The 40-year-old crossover maestro, a three-time Sixth Man of the Year, last suited up for the Suns in 64 games during the 2018/19 season. Across 19 NBA seasons, Crawford sports a slash line of 14.6 PPG, 3.4 APG, and 2.2 RPG. He is also averaging 34.8% from three-point range and 86.2% from the free-throw line.

During his lone Phoenix season, Crawford’s scoring dipped to a single-digit average for the first time since his 2001/02 season with the Bulls. Crawford averaged 7.9 PPG, 3.6 APG and 1.3 RPG, while shooting just 39.7% from the field. He scored 51 points in his last game for Phoenix, on April 9, 2019. John Hollinger of The Athletic notes that Crawford rated as a below-replacement level player last season (Twitter link).

The Nets have been hit particularly hard ahead of the NBA’s return to action at Orlando’s Disney World campus, currently scheduled to kick off July 30. Injured All-Stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the 2019/20 season. Center DeAndre Jordan, wing Taurean Prince, and guard Spencer Dinwiddie have been stricken with COVID-19 and will also all miss the restart. Additionally, Nicolas Claxton is sidelined due to a shoulder injury and Wilson Chandler has opted out of participating.

The team can sign up to two more substitute players after making it official with Crawford and Justin Anderson, whose deal was reported in June.

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16 thoughts on “Jamal Crawford Signs With Nets

  1. Freddie Morales

    I absolutely loved watching Crawford play. I guess he will be replacing the scoring from Dinwiddie

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      A 40-year old Jamal Crawford will have no trouble at all scoring 20 PPG in limited playing time. Just give him around around 10-12 MPG.

      • Otogar

        If he can score 20 points in 10-12 minutes, he might be in time to become the scoring champion.

      • Sillivan

        harden-westbrook-mvps,

        According to Shams,
        Harden and Westbrook did not travel to Orlando today, Why?

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          One of their other teammates, Mbah a Moute, and assistant coach John Lucas didn’t travel with the rest of the team either. Presumably all 4 of them will get there some other way. It’s all good.

  2. frankm

    Micheal Beasley to give them a 4 and then last spot to a C to back up Allen ?

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      I hope for their sake that the Nets can find a better option than a player turning 41 during the middle of next season to fill out their roster with. They need younger guys to develop in the future, because this team isn’t winning anything anytime soon.

    • Luke Adams

      That rule (that only players who played in the NBA or G League this season were eligible to sign) was an early proposal that didn’t stick. Most guys ended up being eligible, unless they were in an international league this season.

      • just-a-fan

        hey thanks for replying! I love your articles. thank you for doing this stuff

  3. nentwigs

    The Nets are currently scouting New York City area playgrounds for additional players to fill out their “opt-out” diminished roster.

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