3 Players Phoenix Suns Should Sign with COVID-19 Hardship Exception

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Phoenix Suns, Jamal Crawford
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Phoenix Suns Replacement Player to Add: Jamal Crawford

Everyone wants to see JCrossover back on the NBA stage. The potential entertainment he provides with his slick handles and quick trigger jump shot pulls any basketball fan to the edge of their seat each time he takes the floor.

Not too long ago, Crawford ran with the Suns, averaging 7.9 points and 3.6 assists per game during the 2018-19 season. He helped mentor Devin Booker as well as Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges during their rookie campaigns.

But Crawford’s flashy play made the Suns exciting to watch during a time when it often felt difficult to. You simply cannot see him play basketball without smiling. His talents and experience as a veteran additionally make him a potential signee that only benefits the team.

Crawford’s age resembles the most notable drawback attached to the concept of signing him though. A quick injury ended his most recent run with the Brooklyn Nets during the bubble restart, and at 41-years-old, any concerns about how he might hold up feel somewhat warranted.

But ultimately, the Suns remain likely to ask only the bare minimum from him. They already possess several young and talented forwards, allowing Crawford to simply operate as a sparkplug off the bench.

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Even with that addressed though, Crawford did still put up a 51-point game with the Suns during that 2018-19 season. His core skillset still makes him a walking bucket even at his age, and teams always need extra guys like that.