Should the Rockets be interested in Jamal Crawford?

Jamal Crawford #11 of the Phoenix Suns (Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Crawford sounds ready to make an impact

Jamal Crawford was on FS1’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd and shared words of wisdom on several topics. Crawford discussed the importance of veteran players on a team and what it takes to have a successful, long-lasting career in the NBA.

“You have to have a certain level of maturity. You have to have good vets. I think vets are so underrated. For me, I had never came off the bench before. But I was tired of being known as a good scorer on bad teams.

When you do that, you sacrifice alot. You sacrifice starting roles, you sacrifice a chance to make the All-Star team. Obviously if you make the All-Star team, you make more money. But I wasn’t worried about any of that. I was like ‘what’s best for my team’.

I wanna be known as a winner and I think this is the best way, for me to come off the bench. I try to embrace that role. And you can’t have an ego. You have to stay in love with the game, you have to continue to learn. I think those things are instrumental.

I’m still sharp. Even though you haven’t seen me on an NBA court, I’m still sharp. I’m ready to go.”

One of the biggest concerns people tend to have when Crawford’s name gets brought up is the fact that his last NBA game took place over a year ago (April 9th, 2019 to be exact). But in that game, J. Crossover dropped 51 points on an insane true shooting percentage of 75.1 percent, which is simply unimaginable (and also surprising considering efficiency hasn’t been his strong suit). We also shouldn’t ignore the fact that Crawford dropped 27 points in his last game against the Houston Rockets, while posting a true shooting efficiency of 70.3 percent, at the age of 39.

But Crawford addressed his time away from the game during this interview with Cowherd, as he stated that he trains everyday with his son Eric, who is a college basketball player. With that point addressed, let’s delve into why Crawford and the Houston Rockets would be a good fit for each other.

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