Alex Kennedy: Unrestricted free agent Jordan Crawford recently worked out in front of several NBA teams over a three-day period at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas, according to league sources. Crawford played for the New Orleans Pelicans over the past two seasons.
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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.
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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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JH: What does it mean to you when people say you are now “The best player in the East?” Giannis Antetokounmpo: There is going to be a lot of people out there that is going to say I am the best in the East and there is going to be some that says that I am not the best in the East, so my mindset is to keep working hard, focus on my game and to continue making my team better. We are trying to get as many wins as possible.
JH: With LeBron out of the East, has your mindset changed? What is your ultimate goal for next season? Giannis Antetokounmpo: The goal is still the same. Of course you have LeBron in the Western Conference. We still have great teams like Boston, Toronto, Philly, Indiana in the East. We just have to continue getting better every day as a team. We have a great team, we have a great coach, and hopefully we will have a great season and take another step forward this year.
JH: You are going to face an immense amount of pressure this season. You are already being a pegged as a favorite to win MVP. What have you been doing to improve your game this summer? Giannis Antetokounmpo: I’ve been working on a lot of shooting and a lot of post moves, been working on my handle and want to get better at finding the right people when I get double-teamed or sometimes triple-teamed. It is just about getting better as an overall basketball player.
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