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April 20, 2015 Updates

The Toronto Raptors’ Lou Williams, who averaged a career-high 15.5 points this season and helped Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games, is the winner of the 2014-15 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award as the league’s best player in a reserve role, the NBA announced today. The 6-1 guard becomes the first Raptors player to earn the honor. Williams, in his 10th NBA season and first with the Raptors, amassed 78 first-place votes and 502 total points from a panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics finished second with 324 points (33 first-place votes), and two-time winner Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers was third with 131 points (eight first-place votes). NBA.com

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Another player who was even more dazzling was the late “Pistol” Pete Maravich. He played in a different era, toiling 10 years from 1970-80. During that time he averaged 24.2 points while compiling 15,948 career points. Heading into Monday’s game against the Denver Nuggets, Crawford needed just five points to tie Maravich, six to pass him. That would only put Crawford into 110th on the all-time list. But to him, it’s still a “cool” thing because of who Maravich was to basketball. “Yeah, that’s crazy,” Crawford said. “That’s unbelievable. That is a name. That’s a name I used to hear about a long time ago. Obviously, the way he was ahead of his time dribbling the ball, passing the ball, the way he played the game was a style all his own.” Los Angeles Daily News

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Arash Markazi: I'm hearing Jamal Crawford has been cleared to play tonight. I reported last week this was his target return date. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

April 6, 2015 Updates

Finally, after missing the past 17 games with a calf injury, the possibility of Clippers sixth-man Jamal Crawford playing Tuesday night against the Lakers is strong. Coach Doc Rivers said after the Clippers’ 106-78 rout of the Lakers on Sunday that Crawford is “close” and even considered playing Sunday. Crawford at 16.4 points per game is the team’s third-leading scorer. The Clippers went 12-5 in his absence, but four of those losses were by two, three, five and eight points. With Crawford’s clutch shooting, one has to wonder how many of those close calls might have gone the Clippers’ way. One thing’s certain: Rivers and the players will be welcoming Crawford back with open arms. Los Angeles Daily News

April 3, 2015 Updates

The Clippers have managed to go 10-5 so far without Crawford, but that doesn’t make it easier to have to watch. Crawford hopes he won’t be watching for much longer, as he hopes to get a couple games in before the postseason begins. “That’s definitely the goal, to play as soon as possible and be smart obviously,” Crawford said. “It’s not like a strain where you can come back early and hurt it. It’s healed, but now you’ve got to get your wind and game shape and not compensate somewhere else.” NBA.com

April 1, 2015 Updates

Jamal Crawford went through a full workout on Tuesday before the Los Angeles Clippers played the Golden State Warriors and is nearing a return to the court. Crawford will travel with the team this week during their two-game road trip to Portland and Denver but is not expected to play, sources told ESPN.com. If Crawford continues to progress the plan is for Crawford to return next week when the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers on April 7, sources said. ESPN.com

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Asked if he was concerned his current injury might end his season, Crawford said, “No, I'm not worried. I believe I’ll be fine.” Crawford sustained the injury March 2 when a Minnesota Timberwolves player bumped into him. He has resumed shooting and remained confident he would gain more progress soon, even though Clippers Coach Doc Rivers recently described Crawford as “idling” in his comeback. “It’s just a slow process because this is a sensitive area,” said Crawford, who has had his calf drained to promote healing. “This is probably the weirdest [injury] because you just don’t see it happen in basketball.” Los Angeles Times

March 25, 2015 Updates
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Reporters were surprised to see Clippers sixth-man Jamal Crawford dressed in practice gear and taking some shots prior to practice Monday at the team’s facility in Playa Vista. For teammate Chris Paul, it was a sight for sore eyes. “It’s a great sign,” Paul said of Crawford, who has missed the past 10 games with a right calf injury. “Any time ‘Mal (Crawford) is in the gym, it makes me feel a lot better.” Los Angeles Daily News

March 23, 2015 Updates

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