Jamal Crawford

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Basketball player
Jamal Crawford
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Player information
Full name Aaron Jamal Crawford
birthday 20th March 1980 (age 40)
place of birth Seattle , Washington , United States
size 196 cm
Weight 84 kg
position Shooting Guard / Small Forward
college Michigan
NBA draft 2000 , 8th Pick , Cleveland Cavaliers
Club information
society Brooklyn Nets
league NBA
Jersey number 11
Clubs as active
2000–2004 Chicago Bulls 2004–2008 New York Knicks 2008–2009 Golden State Warriors 2009–2011 Atlanta Hawks 2011–2012 Portland Trail Blazers 2012–2017 Los Angeles Clippers 2017–2018 Minnesota Timberwolves 2018–2019 Phoenix Suns 2020- Brooklyn NetsUnited StatesUnited States
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Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980 in Seattle , Washington ) is an American basketball player . He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 2000 to 2019 and was most recently under contract with the Phoenix Suns . The Brooklyn Nets signed Jamal Crawford on July 10, 2020 through the remainder of the 19/20 season.

Crawford won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award for best banker of the season in 2010, 2014 and 2016 . Together with Lou Williams, he holds the record for most awards of this kind.

NBA career

Chicago Bulls (2000-2004)

Crawford was selected in the NBA Draft 2000 in 8th place by the Cleveland Cavaliers , but shortly thereafter transferred to the Chicago Bulls for the rights to Chris Mihm . In Chicago, Crawford met a very young team that had been rebuilding after Michael Jordan had resigned the year before.

In his first year in the NBA, Crawford was used in 61 games and struggled to adjust to the new situation. Both his points yield and his hit rate from the field were worse than expected and the following season he had to sit out the first two thirds of the season because of an injury to his left knee.

It wasn't until his third season in the NBA that he was able to bring his points average over 10 points per game and got better and better in the second half of the season. He was able to score more than 30 points in two games and over 20 points in 11 games, for which he was rewarded with a position on the starting grid.

In the 2003/04 season he managed to increase again: 17.3 points, 5.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He became the third player in the history of the Chicago Bulls to score 50 points in one game. The other two players were Michael Jordan and Chet Walker.

New York Knicks (2004-2008)

Crawford was transferred from the Bulls to the New York Knicks in the summer of 2004 with Jerome Williams in exchange for Dikembe Mutombo , Othella Harrington, Frank Williams and Cezary Trybanski , with Mutombo being delivered directly to Houston by the Bulls and Trybanski never wearing the Bulls' jersey .

Crawford in the Knicks jersey

Crawford was up and down in New York. After the first season he had to give up his place on the starting line-up, but managed to get it back over the four years.

In his third season with the Knicks, he scored his career best of 52 points in a game against the Miami Heat , hitting 16 consecutive throws.

His fourth season with the Knicks, 2007-08 , was statistically his best: 20.6 points and 5 assists per game. Although he was on the grid in all 80 games he played that season and made career highs, the Knicks decided to transfer Crawford after eleven games in the 2008-09 season .

Golden State Warriors (2008-2009)

Crawford started for the Golden State Warriors in 54 games and even scored 50 points once. This made him the fourth player in NBA history to score at least 50 points for three or more teams. But even with the Warriors it was not enough for a hoped-for playoff qualification.

Atlanta Hawks (2009-2011)

Even before the 2009-10 season began, Crawford was given to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Acie Law and Speedy Claxton . He signed a two-year contract totaling nearly $ 20 million. Crawford was supposed to play the role of Sixth Man for the Hawks and did so in a convincing manner. His 18 points per game from the bench were not only the most points a banker could score this season, but also helped his new team to get into the play-offs and Crawford to be named NBA Sixth Man of the Year ; his first of a total of three Sixth Man awards.

During the season, Crawford also scored the 10,000 point and 2,500 assist of his NBA career. In his first play-offs, the Hawks managed to prevail in the first round after seven games against the Milwaukee Bucks , but had to admit defeat to the Orlando Magic after four games in the second round .

Portland Trail Blazers (2011-2012)

In December 2011 Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers . In Portland, he was supposed to replace Brandon Roy, who had resigned due to injuries . Crawford did not live up to expectations, however. Despite 13.9 points per game, he achieved the worst three-way quota in his career with 30.8% and his field throw rate of 38.4% was the lowest since his rookie season.

After the Trail Blazers missed the playoffs, Crawford decided to make use of his contracted option and leave Portland after a year.

Los Angeles Clippers (2012-2017)

For the 2012/13 season Crawford decided to play for the Los Angeles Clippers and signed a three-year contract for $ 15.7 million.

Crawford in the
Clippers jersey

Crawford won his second NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in the 2013-14 season . Coming off the bench, he scored 18.6 points per game for the Clippers. On December 2, 2014 Crawford scored his 42nd 4-point game in his career in defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves , making him the sole NBA record holder.

Crawford became the first player ever to win the Sixth Man of the Year Award 2016 for the third time in NBA history. He is also the oldest winner of this award. Coming off the bench, Crawford scored 14.2 points.

Crawford was sent to the Hawks along with Diamond Stone and a first-round pick as part of a three-team trade between the Clippers, Denver Nuggets, and Atlanta Hawks . In return, the Clippers received Danilo Gallinari from the Nuggets, which in turn acquired a second-round pick from Atlanta. However, after the swap, Crawford stated that he did not want to appear for the Hawks. As a result, he was bought out of his existing contract.

Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns (2017-2019)

As a free agent Crawford joined the Minnesota Timberwolves , with whom he signed a two-year contract for $ 8.9 million. He was awarded the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award at the end of the season .

During the 2018/19 season Crawford was under contract with the Phoenix Suns .

Individual evidence

  1. nba.com: Career statistics ( Memento from October 30, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  2. a b c nba.com: Player biography ( Memento from May 15, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Career best: 52 points
  4. a b Warriors - Hawks Trade
  5. Sixth Man of the Year 2009–2010 ( Memento from May 1, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  6. NBA Playoffs 2010
  7. ^ Jamal Crawford Officially Opting Out from Portland
  8. Manuel Baraniak: Clippers sign Billups and Crawford. ( Memento of July 12, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ) Archived from Crossover website; Münster and Rostock, July 5, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Report: Jamal Crawford wins Sixth Man of the Year award
  10. Griffin, Redick each score 23 points as Clippers rout Timberwolves 127-101 ( Memento from December 4, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  12. Franziska Wendler: Harden MVP - LeBron comes away empty-handed. NBA Awards: James Harden is awarded MVP, Ben Simmons and Dwane Casey. On: Sport1 website; Ismaning, June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

Web links

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