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Veteran guard Jamal Crawford is 39-years old and remains a man without a team. But is he worthy of consideration from a contender?
Yes, contends Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Some will argue the free agent is too old to make a major contribution,” Pompey wrote. “That wasn’t the case for the three-time Sixth Man of the Year when he was with the Phoenix Suns last season and, in the final three games of season, Crawford averaged 35.3 points, 6.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 52 percent in a reserve role.”
So perhaps a team should concern itself more with Crawford’s 35.3 (end-of-season average) than his 39 (age).
Especially a team such as the Sixers who, as Pompey noted, lack scoring punch off the bench.
Along with that, Crawford is known as a “glue guy,” someone who can score but who always keeps the team first. He’s a veteran who would fit in well with a team led by younger stars such as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
And Crawford wouldn’t have to put up 35 a game with the 76ers. He wouldn’t even have to put up 10. But the threat that he was capable of doing either may be well worth a look-see.
As Pompey wrote, the Sixers may be the perfect fit.