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Jamal Crawford | Guard | #11

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/20/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 185
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (8) / CLE
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Jamal Crawford has declined to pick up his player option worth $4.5 million with the Timberwolves for the 2018-19 season.
Crawford will hit the open market this summer as an unrestricted free agent, but it could be tough for him to command that sort of salary after putting in averages of just 10.3 points, 1.3 triples and 2.3 assists per game on 41.5% shooting during his 2017-18 campaign. However, it's plausible that the 38-year-old veteran might be opting out of this deal in order to sign for the veteran's minimum on a championship caliber squad. Jun 18 - 12:39 PM

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Unrestricted free agent Jamal Crawford is "not expected to return" with the Timberwolves next season, according to Sean Deveney.

Crawford earned coach Tom Thibodeau's trust last season but the Wolves are facing a steep financial challenge to keep their core intact long-term. Jimmy Butler has reportedly asked management to retain J-Craw, and it's unclear which other teams might vie for his services, but this report suggest that Crawford could wind up playing for the eighth different team in his NBA career.
Jun 17 - 9:30 PM

Jamal Crawford will decline his 2018-19 player option to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

The 38-year-old guard will opt out of his $4.5 million salary to hit the open market. Crawford only signed a two-year deal with Minnesota and he apparently would like to play for more than one year, or he believes he can fetch a bigger deal. He was a good fit with the Wolves and could return there, as well, especially since Jimmy Butler has reportedly been lobbying management to retain Crawford.
Source: ESPN.com
May 2 - 7:03 PM

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau wants to add wing players and 3-point shooters during the offseason.

"We do have to take more [three-pointers], and that's something we're going to work on," Thibodeau said. Minnesota ranked dead last in 3-point attempts during both the regular season and the playoffs, so this isn't exactly shocking. Karl-Anthony Towns was actually their most accurate shooter from the perimeter, at 42.1%, and Nemanja Bjelica was the only other player above 37.0%. Bjelica is a restricted free agent, while Jamal Crawford has a $4.5 million player option, and if both guys leave the Wolves will be even more desperate for shooters.
Apr 30 - 2:29 PM

Jamal Crawford led the Wolves to a 103-102 win over the Mavericks on Friday, scoring a team-high 24 points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals, two triples and one turnover in 31 minutes.

Jeff Teague sat out the final 15 minutes with a possible hip injury (coach Tom Thibodeau wouldn't reveal what was wrong with his starting PG), so Crawford stepped up with 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter. He finished 11-of-18 from the field and does have some streaming appeal on Sunday vs. the Jazz for his points, triples, dimes and steals if we hear bad news regarding Teague.
Mar 30 - 11:46 PM

Jamal Crawford dropped 20 points on 7-of-13 shots in a 123-109 win over the Clippers on Tuesday.

This was his second consecutive 20-point game and he also added two boards, one assist, one steal and two triples in 33 minutes. We've seen Crawford go on runs like this before, but the Wolves are off until Friday and play just two more times this week. There should be a better streaming option on your wire.
Mar 20 - 11:14 PM

Jamal Crawford made 8-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 20 points with three assists, one rebound and one steal in 28 minutes.

This was Crawford's fourth game all season with 20+ points, and his first such game since late January. His role has increased since Jimmy Butler (knee) went down, but even Tom Thibodeau won't play the 37-year-old Crawford more than 24-28 minutes per game. As such, he's just a low-end source of scoring and 3-pointers -- anything else is a bonus.
Mar 18 - 10:13 PM

Jamal Crawford scored 10 points with one rebound, three assists and one turnover in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

This is probably the Crawford you're going to see more often than not and his fantasy value is tied directly to how he shoots the ball, making just 5-of-13 today. He doesn't do enough outside of scoring to be considered as a reliable option in most leagues.
Mar 2 - 1:13 AM

Jamal Crawford hit just 2-of-11 shots (both 3-pointers) for six points and four assists in 24 minutes of Monday's win over the Kings.

Crawford came in hot, scoring in double figures in five straight games and shooting it fairly well, but never got it going tonight. He's going to get minutes going forward with Jimmy Butler out until further notice, but he's not really all that reliable and only contributes in points, threes and a few assists, that is when his shot is falling.
Feb 27 - 12:31 AM

Jamal Crawford scored 19 points with one rebound, three assists and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

He had the hot hand with the Wolves firing away from deep. Productive scoring game aside, Crawford really doesn't do much else, so he's really going to be just a three-category player. He's OK in points leagues, but even Jimmy Butler's absence only gives him late-round upside in nine-category leagues.
Feb 24 - 11:16 PM

Jamal Crawford scored 14 points with three rebounds and three triples in 24 minutes vs. the Rockets on Friday.

He could've had an even bigger night but his shot let him down (5-of-16 FGs). The Wolves may need Crawford to step into a larger role if Jimmy Butler (knee) misses time, but we won't know about the severity until an MRI on Saturday morning. Butler missed four games from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25 and Crawford played in two of those, averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 triples.
Feb 23 - 11:19 PM

Jamal Crawford ended up with 12 points over 22 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 111-106 win against the Kings.

Crawford hit 3-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point line. He led the team off the pine, as his three other benchmates totaled just nine points over 43 minutes. The 3-pointer specialist is working on a five-game streak with at least one triple, and he has a trey in nine of his past 10 since returning from a toe injury in mid-January.
Feb 11 - 10:10 PM

Jamal Crawford finished Friday's 114-113 loss at Chicago with eight points across 19 minutes off the bench.

Crawford hit 3-of-8 from the floor, while adding 2-of-4 from behind the 3-point line, and he added two assists with two steals and a plus-12 rating. He has taken a step back after finishing up the month of January on a high note. Crawford is averaging just 8.8 PPG over the past five outings. He has knocked down at least one 3-pointer in each of his four games in February, and eight of the past nine overall.
Feb 10 - 1:40 AM

Jamal Crawford finished with 16 points across 20 minutes off the bench Saturday against the Nets.

Crawford hit 6-of-13 from the field, including 2-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, while adding two rebounds and a plus-9 rating. He is averaging 18.7 points per game over his past three outings while hitting 56.4 percent (22-of-39) from the field. It was a pretty impressive performance with Jimmy Butler (knee) back from an absence. He is worth using in deeper formats for his scoring, but he doesn't contribute much else across the board.
Jan 28 - 1:39 AM

Jamal Crawford scored 21 points with three rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

Crawfourth was his usual self as he closed this game for his NBA record 183rd 20-plus scoring game off the bench -- Lou Williams is second at 127. Crawford did put up 19 points on Wednesday and he'll probably flirt with 20 points as long as Jimmy Butler (knee) is out.
Jan 26 - 12:49 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Tyus Jones
3Aaron Brooks
4Derrick Rose
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Jamal Crawford
3Marcus Georges-Hunt
4Josh Okogie
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Anthony Brown
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Amile Jefferson
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Justin Patton
4Cole Aldrich