The Lakers are still in the mix for Jamal Crawford, along with Minnesota, Cleveland and Washington, but they're behind the pack.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 7, 2017
It had been previously reported there was mutual interest between Crawford and the Lakers to work out a possible deal if the Hawks indeed bought out of his contract. However, the emergence of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the picture as one of the front-runners to sign the 37-year-old with LeBron James reaching out to him.
Despite the drop his production, Crawford is still a proven scorer coming off a campaign where he played in all 82 games for the Los Angeles Clippers while averaging 12.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent from 3-point range.
His addition to the roster would bring a much-needed veteran presence in the locker room and shooting to the backcourt to fill the void left by the departure of Nick Young.
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