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Jamal Crawford | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/20/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 195
College: Michigan
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If Jamal Crawford continues to make progress in his recovery from a deep calf bruise, there's a chance he'll be able to return to action on April 7 vs. the Lakers.
That tentative return date would have Crawford missing at least the next five games, ruling him out for all of this week, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes remain the primary beneficiaries with Crawford out. Mar 29 - 2:31 PM

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Jamal Crawford (calf) is optimistic he will be able to return this season.

Players tend to be overly optimistic when discussing their injuries, so we wouldn't read too much into this. Crawford is not currently traveling with the team on their road trip, and with no clear return date in site, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes will continue to log heavy minutes in his absence.
Mar 26 - 7:03 PM

Jamal Crawford (bruised calf) recently had blood drained from his leg to reduce swelling and his return date remains uncertain.

It's hard to read any optimism into these tea-leaves. A team official said that Crawford had a bone bruise, but subsequent reports suggest that J-Craw is suffering from severe muscle bruising. Doc Rivers said that "there's a chance" Crawford is done for the regular season, and Crawford himself tweeted on Sunday, "Wondering if the glass is half full, or half empty." Fantasy owners should move onto healthy alternatives, with J.J. Redick, Matt Barnes, Nate Robinson and Austin Rivers picking up the slack in Crawford's absence.
Mar 23 - 2:00 AM

Jamal Crawford (calf) told head coach Doc Rivers that he is feeling better, but he will not accompany the team on their upcoming three-game road trip.

While Rivers doesn't know when Crawford will be back, there is a sense within the team that he will make it back before the regular-season ends. However, with no clear timeline in site, and Crawford out all of next week, it makes sense to drop him in all leagues at this point in the fantasy season. J.J. Redick has been lights out, and he remains the primary beneficiary with Crawford sidelined.
Mar 22 - 2:21 PM

Head coach Doc Rivers said that there is a chance that Jamal Crawford (calf) may not be able to return this season.

"There’s a chance," Rivers said in regards to Crawford possibly missing the rest of the season.. "You know, I don’t know right now because he’s improved, but not enough, I can tell you that. He’s nowhere near, in my opinion, playing. So we just have to hope he gets better." Crawford remains without a timetable and is reportedly having a hard time walking, so this news certainly doesn't bode well for his status. Crawford can be dropped in most leagues, and we will continue to track his progress closely over the coming weeks. J.J. Redick has emerged as the primary beneficiary in Crawford's absence and is a must-start player right now.
Mar 22 - 9:19 AM

Jamal Crawford (calf) is having a hard time walking and has no timetable to return.

He had a calf contusion back on Mar. 2 and there is no progress for him whatsoever. In fact, this sounds a little similar to Terrence Jones and hopefully Crawford will start coming around. Considering he can't even walk almost three weeks later, there's a decent chance he's not going to make it back this month. He can be dropped almost everywhere. J.J. Redick is red hot right now.
Mar 21 - 1:19 AM

Doc Rivers said that he can't see Jamal Crawford (calf) coming back any time soon.

Rivers explained that Crawford is dealing with a deep calf bruise, and it's in a spot that doesn't heal quickly, and this statement falls in line with the previous update that Crawford will be sidelined at least 10 more days. With Crawford out, J.J. Redick will continue to log heavy minutes for the Clippers, with Austin Rivers and Nate Robinson having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. Owners in standard leagues should probably consider cutting Crawford at this point.
Mar 19 - 4:13 PM

Jamal Crawford (calf) will be out at least 10 more days.

The Clippers will give Nate Robinson another 10-day deal with Crawford out. Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick have also stepped up and should be more than serviceable in standard fantasy leagues. Fantasy owners can probably just cut Crawford now.
Mar 16 - 4:33 PM

Head coach Doc Rivers said that Jamal Crawford's calf has not improved at all, and he remains without a timetable to return.

Crawford was walking with a very noticeable limp on Sunday, and had to be driven to the locker room at halftime, so he's clearly not even close to making a return. The Clippers are still calling it a calf contusion, but it's very discouraging to not see him make any progress. With fantasy playoffs in full swing, his owners should consider looking at other options if they can't afford to stash him. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes will be the primary beneficiaries for the Clippers, while Austin Rivers should see more minutes as well.
Mar 15 - 1:58 PM

Jamal Crawford (calf) will not play against the Rockets on Sunday.

He is basically out indefinitely and doesn't have a target date to return. To be clear, he's likely looking at a return in the next week or so, but the Clippers adding Nate Robinson doesn't bode well for his outlook. Matt Barnes is a no-brainer must-own player in standard leagues.
Mar 14 - 3:32 PM

Jamal Crawford (calf) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Mavericks, as expected.

Crawford is still without an official timetable to return, and J.J. Redick remains the primary beneficiary with Crawford sidelined. Austin Rivers and Nate Robinson will get some more run in Crawford's absence, but Redick is the guy to own here.
Mar 12 - 6:24 PM

Jamal Crawford (calf) has been ruled out for the remainder of the week, and he remains without a timetable to return.

This means that Crawford's next chance to return would be on Mar. 17 vs. the Hornets, but even that is starting to look doubtful at this point. Crawford missed three weeks with a similar injury last season, so things are starting to look pretty grim. J.J. Redick will continue to be the primary beneficiary sans Crawford, while more minutes will also be available for Austin Rivers and Nate Robinson.

Jamal Crawford said that the recovery for his calf contusion is a "slow process," and he remains without an official timetable to return.

"I'm OK," said Crawford. "It's a slow process. It's just a day-by-day thing, so hopefully each day just gets a little bit better." Crawford added that this injury is different than the calf injury he sustained towards the end of last season (that caused him to miss 13 games) because this one was caused by contact. We'll continue to track his recovery closely, and J.J. Redick remains the primary beneficiary with Crawford out.
Mar 10 - 4:44 PM

Doc Rivers expects Jamal Crawford (calf) to return to action after Blake Griffin (elbow).

Neither player has a clear return date but this is an unfortunate update for Crawford's owners, who must prepare for at least a few more DNPs. Crawford's absence solidifies J.J. Redick as a solid fantasy option, and it gives backup guards Austin Rivers and Nate Robinson some traction in deeper leagues.
Mar 8 - 6:20 PM

Jamal Crawford (calf) will not play against the Warriors on Sunday.

The team is still calling it a calf contusion while Crawford said it felt like a Charley Horse, which is a strange combination. The Clippers signing Nate Robinson suggests that Crawford is going to miss time and he could be out beyond Sunday. Expect J.J. Redick, Austin Rivers and perhaps Matt Barnes (hamstring) to step up.
Mar 7 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Lester Hudson
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan Hamilton
SF1Matt Barnes
2Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Spencer Hawes
3Ekpe Udoh