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The New Orleans Pelicans are signing shooting guard Jordan Crawford for the remainder of the season, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. New Orleans will allow Larry Drew II’s 10-day contract to expire.
Source: Pelicans will sign Jordan Crawford.
Alex Kennedy: Have you had any conversations with NBA teams [since being waived by New Orleans]? Jordan Crawford: Yeah, I actually worked out for two playoff teams recently, so I’ve been in contact. After going to them and the feedback from them was that I’m ready and I’m in shape. I’m a veteran. Because I’ve been showing how humbled I’ve been, I’ve been going to the [G League] and I did Summer League before, I don’t want people to think that I just, that I have to prove myself every time to be on a roster. I carry myself as a professional.
In a subsequent move, the Pelicans announced the team has waived guard Jordan Crawford. In two games for New Orleans this season, Crawford, 6-4, 195, has averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes.
Quincy Pondexter: Stay strong! We all know you a bucket @Jordan Crawford
Shams Charania: Pels dreaded waiving of Jordan Crawford to create space for Nelson. Crawford fit role, played well in preseason and last night against Warriors.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Pelicans are waiving guard Jordan Crawford, league sources tell ESPN.
“When I got the 10-day, that was the accomplishment. I didn’t really feel like I was on a 10-day once I was here,” Crawford said. “The hard part was getting the 10-day. I was grateful for the opportunity, when I (got) here I just wanted to make myself as comfortable as possible and just try to play my game.”
Crawford is averaging 14.3 points in his first seven games with the Pelicans and is shooting a staggering 51.9 percent from the 3-point line on 5.4 attempts per game. Crawford said that he was determined to make his way back into the league, and once he was given a chance by the Pelicans, his mission was to display that he was still capable of being an explosive scorer in the NBA.
Shams Charania: Pelicans guard Jordan Crawford has agreed to a two-year deal with New Orleans, bypassing a second 10-day, league sources tell @The Vertical.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced the team has signed free agent guard Jordan Crawford to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Marc Stein: The Pelicans, I’m told, plan to add Jordan Crawford to their roster early this week as they continue to search for guard and wing help.
Marc Stein: The New Orleans Pelicans have Jordan Crawford in their sights for a 10-day callup from the @nbadleague, according to league sources
The Cavs are in need of a point guard. How do you think you could help Cleveland? Jordan Crawford: You know from a basketball perspective, I would definitely be confident in putting the ball in the right place. Just being supportive, as a guy on the roster, whether Iím a sixth man, a 15th man, just giving the young players confidence, telling them what Iím seeing on the court, just helping in every situation possible.
The Cavaliers need a playmaker. Well, Jordan Crawford thinks he’s the playmaker LeBron is looking for. Crawford tweeted this after LeBron went on his post-loss tirade.
Chris Reichert: Jordan Crawford will in fact start the season in the NBA D-League with the Grand Rapids Drive, a league source tells Upside & Motor #NBADL
Vincent Ellis: Jordan Crawford’s agent says Ft. Wayne has traded rights to Grand Rapids Drive, #Pistons D-League affiliate. Former Detroit CMA star.
Rod Beard: Full list of free agents working out for #Pistons this week: Phil Pressey, Jaron Johnson, Bobby Brown, Greg Whittington, Jordan Crawford, Nick Minnerath, Kadeem Jack, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Deonte Burton, Grant Jerrett, Cory Jefferson, Richard Solomon, Derrick Nix, Ousmane Drame, Eric Buckner, Gabe Olaseni.
How can a guy that put up 41 points in an NBA game not have one of the 450 jobs in the NBA? Crawford, 27, says he doesn’t know. “Y’ll gonna have to answer that one,” Crawford said with a smile today at the Pistons practice facility. “I don’t know, but I … just went and played in China. I had fun over there, different experience, just learning the game from over there. “It was fun, but (as far as the 40 points I scored) goes, I don’t know.”
You would think Crawford could potentially carve out a niche, such as shooting guard J.R. Smith with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Crawford scoffs at the shooting guard label. He reminds the interviewer that he won the NBA’s Player of the Week honor playing point guard for the Boston Celtics. “… so I don’t know about this two-guard you going to label me as,” Crawford said.
Crawford is one of 16 free agent players taking part in the Pistons’ three-day minicamp, which concludes Thursday. He is joined by fellow Detroit natives Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Nix (Michigan State). Former Detroit Mercy standout Nick Minnerath is also participating. If the Pistons like any of the participants, the player could be invited to join their Orlando Summer League team or possibly earn a training camp invitation.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Pistons invite Detroit born assassin Jordan Crawford to mini camp. He led entire CBA with 43.1 points per game.
If the Heat waits until March 7/8, the Heat will consider players from a list it has compiled –– one that includes Dorell Wright, Wroten, Jordan Crawford, Jason Thompson, D-League players and some others likely to be available.
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June 23, 2018 | 7:10 pm EDT Update
First, you’d have to forgive DeAndre Jordan. Or, more specifically — because if he somehow ends up in a Dallas Mavericks uniform, you, as an MFFL would surely grow to acceptance — first, Mavs management would have to forgive him. [….] Consider it done. The Mavs have, a source tells me, decided to let bygones bygones. And why? Well, they do need a center.
Part of the forgiveness is simply a matter of time healing wounds. In recent days, we’ve already seen one of the grandest “hug it outs” in franchise history as Mavs owner Mark Cuban participated in a make-up session with agent Bill Duffy, an organizational nemesis for a decade-and-a-half, the result of Duffy guiding Steve Nash away from the Mavs and to the Suns. The fact that this time around, Duffy was, sources tell me, a key participant in the NBA Draft night swap that brought his client Luka Doncic to Dallas via a trade with Atlanta, is a miracle of sorts. If the Mavs can reunite with Duffy, they can certainly do so with Jordan — who happens to be repped by agent Jeff Schwartz, who unlike Duffy has always been very Mavs-friendly.
On behalf of his foundation, Emmanuel Mudiay hosted dozens of young basketball players for a camp at the National Basketball Players Association on Saturday in conjunction with Go Hoop Day. He took some time to answer a few questions about the Knicks. Here, he talks about how all the players have a fresh start under new coach David Fizdale: “We’re all kind of starting from scratch. But it’s a positive scratch. It’s big to see that people are actually loving what the front office is doing, loving what the coaching staff is doing. Everybody’s supportive. So that’s a good thing.”
Mudiay was asked if it feels like a ‘new vibe’ under Fizdale. “For sure. It’s like night and day to be honest. You could just see people having confidence in themselves. And Fiz did a great job connecting with the players. Not only him but his coaching staff.” Mudiay plans to spend some time in New York during the rest of the offseason. The NBPA will host camps in New York City with other Knicks, including Tim Hardaway Jr., later this summer.