Depleted Nets sign veteran guard Jamal Crawford for NBA's resumption
Jamal Crawford could provide some much-needed firepower for the depleted Nets. Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Guard Jamal Crawford has joined the depleted Nets for the league resumption, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic. The 40-year-old crossover maestro, a three-time Sixth Man of the Year, last suited up for the Suns in 64 games during the 2018-19 season.

Across 20 NBA seasons, Crawford has averaged 14.6 points, 3.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game. He is also averaging 34.8 percent from three-point range and 86.2 percent from the free-throw line.

During his lone Phoenix season, his scoring dipped to a single-digit average for the first time since his 2001-02 campaign with the Bulls. Crawford averaged 7.9 points, 3.6 assists and 1.3 rebounds while shooting just 39.7 percent from the field.

The Nets have been hit particularly hard ahead of the NBA’s return to action at Orlando’s Disney World campus, currently scheduled to kick off July 30. Injury-plagued All-Stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will skip the rest of the 2019-20 season. Center DeAndre Jordan, wing Taurean Prince and guard Spencer Dinwiddie have been stricken with COVID-19 and will also all miss the resumption.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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