Sixers Among Teams Interested in Jamal Crawford
According to ESPN's Marc Spears, appearing on ESPN's The Jump, the 76ers are among the team that have expressed interest in free agent Jamal Crawford with the Lakers and Warriors also showing interest.
The three-time sixth man of the year declined his $4.5 million player-option with the Timberwolves this offseason, but has expressed interest in joining the Sixers in the recent past, and said that he would be "honored" to play in Philadelphia.
Crawford averaged 10.3 points but averaged just 20.7 minutes off-the-bench last season in Minnesota.
With rookie Zhaire Smith out with a Jones fracture, the Sixers are losing what is projected to be a athletic wing-defender, but while he might not give the Sixers much defense, Crawford would add some scoring off the Sixers bench.
Here is what Crawford told Brandon Robinson on the Scoop B Radio Podcast back and August:
“I like their city. I like how into it they are about basketball. I like their knowledge of basketball, how passionate they are. I’ve always loved coach Brett Brown. I’ve been on record. I’ve been a fan of his for years. He just needed talent, and now he has that. He added Ben Simmons, I love his game. I love Jojo [Joel Embiid]. They’re both among my favorite players in the league to watch.Markelle [Fultz] is like a little brother to me. Obviously, he went to the University of Washington, and we talk every other day. J.J. Redick is like a brother to me, we’ve been through wars together, so there’s so many things to love about Philadelphia for sure.”