Free-agent guard Crawford still seeking hoops home

Jamal Crawford averaged better than 10 points per game last season with the Timberwolves.

Jamal Crawford is 38-years old and a man without a team. But he still wants to play.

“If you would have asked before if I thought it would go this long, I’d say no,” Crawford told The Undefeated. “But, I guess it’s kind of a special circumstance with the way the league is going, the market and different things of that nature. But I’m fine. I’m actually really, really good.

“I know I will be somewhere at some point. It will work out the way it’s supposed to. That’s the part where I’m like, ‘Hey, at least you get more time with your family right now.’ That part is a plus.”

Crawford spent last season as a key reserve with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 10.3 points in 80 games. He increased that average to 11.8 in the Timberwolves’ five playoff games.

Then he entered free agency and … nothing. Or at least nothing solid that suits Crawford. The Philadelphia 76ers have supposedly shown interest. Same with the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. But Crawford implied that he would sign just about anywhere. It doesn’t have to be with a contender.

“There is interest,” Crawford told The Undefeated. “I could just sign a deal to sign a deal. I’m just waiting for the situation where I think I can help where I fit well. I don’t want to sign something just to sign it.

“I’m not saying ‘championship or bust.’ A team on the rise makes sense. I bring a specific skill set, so a team that needs me instead of just, ‘Oh, that can work.’ I feel like I just went through that last season, and I don’t want to do that again.”