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2010-11 Stats: 14.1 PPG, 3.2 APG, 30.5 MIN
Jamal Crawford has provided instant offense off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks the last two seasons.
He plays close to starter’s minutes each night and does nothing but produce.
He shoots the three-ball exceptionally well, which allows him to rack up points off the bench.
Despite being a 10-year veteran, Crawford will provide a team looking for bench scoring with a strong option.
Role in New Jersey
At least for next season, Deron Williams will be the Nets’ point guard, and Jordan Farmar will serve as the backup.
However, at times, Farmar moved to shooting guard while on the floor with Williams.
If the Nets sign Crawford, a similar situation would occur in the Nets’ second unit. Crawford would man the point with Farmar as the two.
Crawford’s presence would be a great way to keep Williams fresh.
How Nets Can Lure Crawford
If the Nets can promise Crawford as much playing time as he received in Atlanta, this could be a good match.
The Nets appear to be heading in the right direction, which could possibly appeal to Crawford.
However, with Farmar, Anthony Morrow and possibly Sasha Vujacic in the fold, finding 30 minutes for Crawford might be difficult.
In addition, Crawford is playing on a team that will make its fourth straight playoff appearance, so that may factor into his decision.