Sixers Listed as Top Team to Sign Jamal Crawford
Between the NBA expanding its rosters and players opting not to return with play, the NBA transaction window is going to be a very interesting time. We have already seen veteran guard JR Smith get swooped up by the Lakers, but there is still one interesting player available.
Jamal Crawford has been a name thrown around all season as a guy that should be on an NBA roster. The three-time sixth man of the year showed that he still has something left in the tank after dropping 51 points the last time he took the floor in an NBA game.
There is a very good chance that the 40-year-old Crawford finds himself on a roster when play resumes. Recently Bleacher Report listed top teams that could be landing spots for Crawford, and the Sixers found themselves on that list.
This could be a very interesting move for the Sixers if they decided to make it. Although he doesn’t have much left defensively, he has shown he can still get it done on offense. Adding Crawford would also give the Sixers’ bench another ball-handler and shot-creator.
Adding Crawford could be a low-risk high reward situation. There is a minimal risk because you do not have to cut any players to add Crawford to the roster so there is no sacrificing a player to make room, and he could potentially be a scorer off the bench in small spurts.
Last season Crawford averaged 7.9 PPG in just under 19 minutes a night. One downside to his game is that his three-point shooting has fallen off. He shot just 33% last season on around three attempts a game.
Having a guy like Crawford at the end of the bench to be there just in case you need scoring in the second unit for small stretches isn’t exactly a bad situation for the Sixers. In the past not having bench scoring has hurt them, so adding Crawford as a sort of safety net might not be the worst of moves.
Recently Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson was a guest on 97.3 ESPN and when talking about the idea of Jamal Crawford getting signed he said, “I think the Sixers could use him, we’ll see.”