The Minnesota Timberwolves look to improve their bench by signing veteran shooting guard Jamal Crawford to an already improved roster.
There is no longer any doubt that the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to win now. They approached this offseason aggressively and have improved their roster drastically because of it. During the 2017 NBA Draft, they added Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton through a trade with the Chicago Bulls.
Free agency is turning out to be just as eventful as the draft. The Wolves reached agreements with Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson early in free agency after trading Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz to clear cap space.
Now with the starting lineup finally set, the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to sign Jamal Crawford to a two-year, $8.9 million deal. The second year is a player option. This deal is pending Crawford clearing the waivers, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.
This is an excellent fit for both parties. The Timberwolves desperately needed to upgrade their bench during this offseason. This signing gets them one step closer to accomplishing that task. They are only one more signing away from having a more complete bench.
Crawford is 37 years old, but apparently no one told him that. Last season he averaged 12.3 points a game coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers. He is a
Article source: https://hoopshabit.com/2017/07/09/2017-nba-free-agency-grades-minnesota-timberwolves-to-sign-jamal-crawford/
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