From The Vertical’s Shams Charania:
Pelicans guard Jordan Crawford has agreed to a two-year deal with New Orleans, bypassing a second 10-day, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 16, 2017
Before joining the Pelicans on March 6, Crawford hadn’t been on an NBA team since 2014. But working towards a return to the league, Crawford played in the D-League, where he showcased his excellent talents on the offensive end. This decision worked out perfectly for Crawford as due to his strong play in the D-League, the Pelicans signed him to a 10-day contract to help bolster their bench, which had become weak in the aftermath of the DeMarcus Cousins trade. And in just five games with the Pelicans, Crawford has shown that he could be a solid contributor in New Orleans.
Crawford is averaging 14.2 points and 3.2 assists in 23.4 minutes of the bench for the Pelicans. He has been quite efficient in New Orleans, shooting 50.9 percent and an unbelievable 51.9 percent from three. Crawford has been a solid shooter throughout his career (40.5 percent and 30.6 percent from three) but his shot has just been automatic with the Pelicans.
It remains to be seen if Crawford can continue his efficiency and strong scoring but the Pelicans needed a scorer off the bench, which is why he has found a new NBA home in New Orleans.