Jamal Crawford may be suiting up once more for the New York Knicks. The shooting guard is being courted to move back in his former basketball home of the Big Apple.
According to a report from The New York Daily News, the eastern conference powerhouse team Cleveland Cavaliers has expressed their desire for the Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard. Crawford who basketball critics have speculated will become more of a bench surplus next season due to the Clippers’ acquisition of Lance Stephenson and Paul “The Truth” Pierce will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2016.
As of press time, the Steve Balmer owned-basketball team has been vague of the terms that they desire for the trade. ESPN sportswriter Frank Isola gave his opinion on this matter via Twitter that the Clippers will profit from a salary relief and such arrangement will unlock some profitable fantasy value for Austin Rivers and Lance Stephenson.
Coincidentally, the 35-year-old two-time Sixth Man of the Year awardee is also being pursued by the Miami Heat.
Crawford was part of a young rebuilding Knicks team back in 2004. He averaged 17.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.4 steals as a starter for 67 games with the Orange and Blue. Despite a break-out performance in a five-year tenure he was traded to Golden State in order to clear cap space in 2008.
Crawford who has averaged 15.6 points in 5,195 three-point attempts is a fitting fixture to a New York Knicks roster who’s only other established scorer is franchise player Carmelo Anthony.
In related news, Charles Barkley who has professed an intense dislike for the New York Knicks is singing a different tune nowadays.
In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio via Fox Sports, the Hall of Famer confessed that, “Carmelo is not the reason the Knicks aren’t winning, he’s the only reason why they’re on TNT”.
The outspoken retired basketball forward also declared that the New York Knicks will make it to the post-season.
Photo source: Facebook/Jamal Crawford