Report: Bulls signing Jordan Crawford
LeBron James has eliminated the Bulls from the playoffs four of the last six years.
Probably coincidentally, Chicago is seeking help from someone most famous for dunking on LeBron – Jordan Crawford.Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
Free-agent guard Jordan Crawford has reached agreement on a contract with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Crawford, who played in summer league with the Dallas Mavericks, will join the Bulls on a non-guaranteed training camp deal.
Crawford, who played four seasons in the NBA, spent last year in China and the D-League. He passes well for a shooting guard. But he doesn’t finish well at the rim, and his jumper is inefficient. That doesn’t stop him from shooting, though.
Tom Thibodeau’s Bulls would have had more use for a ball-stopper like Crawford, hoping he could create something in a sometimes-stagnant offense. With Fred Hoiberg, Chicago should hope it doesn’t need to rely on players Crawford. Ideally, spacing and ball movement will create shots more than individual players.
As it stands, Crawford could make the regular-season roster to provide depth behind Jimmy Butler, E’Twaun Moore and Kirk Hinrich, who will swing behind both guard positions. The Bulls have just 13 guaranteed salaries plus Cameron Bairstow ($425,000 guaranteed) and Cristiano Felicio (unguaranteed).