Veteran free-agent guard Crawford visits with Suns

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

The Phoenix Suns are contemplating working out a deal with free-agent guard and sixth-man extraordinaire Jamal Crawford.

According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7, Crawford met with Suns acting general manager James Jones and head coach Igor Kokoskov on Friday.

Crawford, 38, has been searching for a new team after spending last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He averaged 10.3 points in 80 games, shooting 42 percent from the floor and 90 percent on free throws.

He reportedly had drawn interest from the Philadelphia 76ers and several other teams this offseason, but was unable to secure a contract, or even a training camp invite. Second-year Sixers guard Ben Simmons said in August that he wanted Crawford to sign with the Sixers.

Crawford was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2000 and immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls that same night.

Along with the Timberwolves and Bulls, he has spent time with the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers.

The 6-foot-6 combo guard was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year as recently as 2016. He also won the award in 2010 and 2014. He won the NBA Teammate of the Year Award at the end of last season.

2 Comments on "Veteran free-agent guard Crawford visits with Suns"

  1. Why would he go there, to a non-contender even for the playoff?

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