Jamal Crawford reacts to signing with Nets
You wanna make God laugh, tell him your plan. He'll tell you, sit back and watch this.. So thankful for alllllllllll the positive energy. Beyond humbled and blessed 🙏🏾🙌🏽
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 9, 2020
The Nets needed bodies after losing DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler and Taurean Prince for the “bubble” games down in Orlando, Florida. Crawford may be 40 years old and a liability on defense, but he can still handle the rock and score with the best of them.
In 2018-19 with the Phoenix Suns, Crawford averaged 7.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 64 regular-season games. The former Michigan Wolverine shot 39.7 percent from the field, 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Every basketball fan remembers what the newest Nets guard did on April 9, 2019, against the Dallas Mavericks. Crawford made NBA history by scoring 51 points versus the Mavs. He not only became the oldest player in NBA history to score 50-plus points in a game, but Crawford also became the first player ever to score that many points off the bench.
Crawford has career NBA averages of 14.6 points in 1,326 games. He’s won the Sixth Man of the Year Award three times. It made all the sense in the world for the Nets to sign him since they’ll be without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Jordan, Dinwiddie, Chandler and Prince once the “bubble” games begin on July 30.
It’s also worth mentioning that Crawford has a strong relationship with Durant and Irving. We might even see Jamal on the Nets in 2020-21 as well.