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DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin wonder why Jamal Crawford is still unsigned

deandre jordan, jamal crawford, blake griffin

Veteran shooting guard Jamal Crawford is still on the open market, and two of his former teammates don’t understand why. Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan and Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin both played with Crawford with the L.A. Clippers, and the two All-Stars took to Twitter to voice their confusion as to why Crawford remains an unrestricted free agent with the 2018-19 season starting next week.

Jamal Crawford spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 38-year-old scoring guard played in 80 regular season games and averaged 10.3 points per game while shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from 3-point range coming off the bench.

Crawford declined his 2018-19 player option with the Timberwolves because he wasn’t satisfied with the minutes he got in Minnesota, and he is looking for a larger role. The three-time Sixth Man of the Year award winner met with Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones and head coach Igor Kokoskov on Friday.

There were previous rumors stating that Crawford was garnering interest from the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers as well.

Crawford is a guy who can come off the bench and get buckets in a hurry. He’s got one of the best handles in NBA history and can still score with the best of them. It would be a shock to many if Crawford isn’t on a roster at some point this season.