In these days’s NBA, any ageing free agent who wants to win is meant to sign on with certainly one of about three teams, right? Not for those who are Jamal Crawford.
The Previous Knicks defend agreed to phrases on a two-12 months, $8.9 million agreement with the Timberwolves on Sunday, in spite of LeBron James’ efforts to recruit him to Cleveland.
Crawford, who has performed 17 seasons within the league (most lately with the Clippers) and has been to the postseason on seven other occasions, has but to win a identify, but rather than enjoying ring chaser with the Cavs or Warriors, Crawford wanted to earn it with some other team – a staff that completed 31-51 remaining 12 months.
“At this point of my profession, i could easily chase a championship. I’m not pronouncing we received’t compete, but it’s no longer about that. i want to take the journey and go through the wars with these men,” Crawford told The Minneapolis Megastar Tribune.
“The Cavs, they’ve been there. Those men recognize what it’s love to be in the Finals and win a championship. The Warriors, related deal. If I went there and let’s say we occur to win, what’s next? On Occasion it’s extra satisfying to assist teams pass from one aspect to another point.”
Crawford has qualms approximately what has emerged because the new tradition in the league.
“The Timberwolves showed they were critical, seeking to get issues done right away. … That’s the challenge. That’s what’s so fun about it. What in the event you went to the movies and knew the way it ended while the movie started? It’s fun as a result of no one in point of fact knows what we will be able to be,” Crawford said.
While the Timberwolves are by means of no manner the Cavs or the soldiers, the addition of Crawford along side Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson to budding stars like Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns must make for a powerful staff this season.