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November 19, 2018 | 11:01 am EST Update
ALBA Berlin addressed the injury problems in its backcourt by signing veteran guard Jordan Crawford to a one-month contract. Crawford (1.98 meters, 30 years old) last played for New Orleans of the NBA. He spent parts of six seasons in the NBA with Atlanta, Washington, Boston, Golden State and New Orleans and averaged 12.2 points and 3.1 assists in 281 games. He has also played for Xinjiang and Tianjin in China. “Because of our many injured players, our healthy players have had to do play more,” ALBA sports director Himar Ojeda said. “To relieve this difficult situation, we have signed Jordan Crawford. He is very talented and experienced and we expect him to quickly find his rhythm and help us in the upcoming games. We are working hard on his eligibility and hope he can play against Limoges on Wednesday. “
November 19, 2018 | 10:53 am EST Update
One week after a blowout loss in Sacramento that sealed the fate of his two-month trade saga, Butler is enjoying his new reality with the Philadelphia 76ers — leading them to two straight victories, including a 28-point performance in his home debut on Friday night against Utah. He then had the game-winning 3-pointer and game-winning block to lift the Sixers past Charlotte and Kemba Walker’s 60 points on Saturday night. “Night and day,” Butler told The Athletic of his new situation.
“We learned a lot from our series against the Celtics, and we felt we needed Jimmy,” Josh Harris told The Athletic. “Since last summer, we’ve felt we needed a third elite talent. You don’t get a chance to get this talent every day. Jimmy wants to win, and Joel and Ben want to win. That’s the bottom line.” “When you can add a talented four-time All-Star, you got to do it and then worry about everything else afterward,” Brand told The Athletic. “We already lost to Milwaukee, we already lost to Boston, we already lost to Toronto — we needed to take a shot, take a leap. That was my thought, my vision. Me and my staff, we talked to ownership and they had our backs. You get the talent first. Talent wins. “When I talked to Nazr and Mike, they genuinely love Jimmy and say, ‘He just wants to win, EB. This is all about hoop.’ Of course, the money, whatever, it will work out when it’s time. We hope he sees a fit, and we hope we see a fit.”
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