NBA news: Jamal Crawford in shape, still hoping to sign with a team
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Report: Jamal Crawford in shape, still hoping to sign with a team

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Jamal Crawford has not played a second of NBA basketball this season, but he is still hoping to sign with a team at some point, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Charania notes that Crawford has kept himself in good shape.

The 39-year-old played with the Phoenix Suns last season, appearing in 64 games off the bench and averaging 7.9 points and 3.6 assists over 18.9 minutes per game while shooting 39.7 percent from the floor, 33.2 percent from 3-point range and 84.5 percent from the free-throw line.

Crawford, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Michigan, was originally selected by the Chicago Bulls with the eighth overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft.

He spent the first four years of his career with the Bulls before signing with the New York Knicks in 2004, where he developed into a solid microwave scorer.

Crawford spent four and a half seasons with the Knicks, and since then, he has been somewhat of a journeyman, playing for six other NBA franchises.

While Crawford has never been the most efficient scorer, his ability to score points in bunches off the bench has allowed him to remain relevant throughout his career. From 2012-13 through 2016-17, Crawford spent five seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and was an integral part of their success.

Of course, at this point, it’s questionable how much Crawford, a high-volume guy who doesn’t play much defense, has left, but perhaps a contender can still use his pop off the pine. He certainly thinks he should have a job somewhere.

Crawford owns NBA career averages of 14.6 points and 3.4 assists per game. He owns three Sixth Man of the Year trophies.