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Nets’ Jamal Crawford non-committal on playing beyond 2019-20

Jamal Crawford, Nets

Newly-signed Brooklyn Nets guard Jamal Crawford admitted that he hasn’t thought far ahead about the possibility of playing more seasons after his stint inside the bubble in Orlando, Florida is over.

The 40-year-old gunner signed a 1-year, $289,803 deal with the Nets earlier this month after the team missed services of several key players for the resumption of the season.

While he already enjoys the brief time he had with his teammates, Crawford remained non-committal when the topic of retirement came about.

“It’s a fun group. I love to be around them,” Crawford said of the Nets on Howard Beck’s “Full 48” podcast. “I love the organization. A cool place to be.”

Jamal Crawford, a 3-time Sixth Man of the Year winner, was surprisingly left unsigned at the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign. Now that he’s finally back on an NBA roster, Crawford revealed that he simply wants to live in the moment.

“Because last year I definitely showed I could still play. I know I’m going to get a contract offer. I knew it! I’m like I just won Teammate of the Year. I just showed I could still score. I can still do things at a high level,” he shared.

“I’m going to get a contract offer. And I planned it like that and nothing came about. That taught me a lesson like, wow, that went nothing like you thought it would. So for me, I just want to stay right here in the moment.”

Jamal Crawford was drafted 8th overall by the Chicago Bulls way back in 2000. He remains the only active player from that class and is currently the oldest player in the league after Atlanta Hawks swingman Vince Carter confirmed his retirement.