If you think along the lines of Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, you probably wanted the Warriors to sign veteran free agent Jamal Crawford. Unfortunately, you, KD and Draymond didn't get your wish.
On the eve of the 2018-19 NBA season, the 38-year-old guard agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to multiple national reports.
The Suns will pay Crawford $2.4 million, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.
Crawford has agreed to a one-year deal with the Suns, league sources said. Crawford provides Phoenix with much-needed established leadership and production in backcourt. https://t.co/EGQpIEmqcq— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 15, 2018
Crawford is signing a one-year deal paying $2.4 million. https://t.co/cfc5DrXIaN— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 15, 2018
Crawford spent last season with the Timberwolves. In 80 games, he averaged 10.3 points, 2.3 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 20.7 minutes off the bench.
Crawford is the third veteran presence to be added to the Suns' roster this offseason, joining former Rockets forwards Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson.
The move to add Crawford is the first noteworthy addition by interim Suns general manager James Jones, who took over when GM Ryan McDonough was fired last Monday.
So instead of playing with him, Durant and Green will have to play Crawford four times this season.