RotoWire Partners

Jamal Crawford

37-Year-Old       Minnesota Timberwolves

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

9.1

REB

1.1

AST

2.3

STL

0.9

BLK

0.1

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Crawford has been one of the NBA’s most high-profile sixth men for about a decade, winning his first of three Sixth Man of the Year awards back in 2009-10 and his most recent in 2015-16. Last season, he averaged 12.3 points, 2.6 assists and 1.7 rebounds across 26.3 minutes p...

Read more about Jamal Crawford

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 195 lbs   DOB: 3/20/1980  College: Michigan   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #8 Overall in 2000   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Jamal Crawford Contract Information:

Agreed to $8.9 million 2-year deal with the Timberwolves in July 2017.

October 26, 2017  –  Jamal Crawford News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Crawford posted eight points (3-12 FG< 2-5 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists across 24 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pistons.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Jamal Crawford – simply subscribe now.

Jamal Crawford NBA Stats – Per Game
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 70 38.4 17.7 2.9 4.3 1.3 0.3 2.6 39.8 84.3 2.1 0.5 2.4 7.3 36.1 6.2 15.7 2.6 3.1
2005-06 25 79 32.3 14.3 3.1 3.8 1.1 0.2 1.3 41.6 82.6 2.2 0.5 2.7 3.7 34.5 4.6 11.1 3.7 4.5
2006-07 26 59 37.3 17.6 3.2 4.4 1.0 0.1 1.7 40.0 83.8 2.7 0.7 2.5 5.5 32.0 6.0 15.0 3.9 4.6
2007-08 27 80 39.9 20.6 2.6 5.0 1.0 0.2 2.2 41.0 86.4 2.4 0.5 2.1 6.2 35.6 7.1 17.4 4.1 4.8
2008-09 28 65 38.1 19.7 3.0 4.4 0.9 0.2 2.2 41.0 87.2 2.3 0.4 2.6 6.1 36.0 6.4 15.7 4.6 5.3
2009-10 29 79 31.1 18.0 2.5 3.0 0.8 0.2 2.1 44.9 85.7 1.7 0.4 2.1 5.4 38.2 6.3 14.0 3.4 4.0
2010-11 30 ATL 76 30.2 14.2 1.7 3.2 0.8 0.2 1.6 42.1 85.4 1.9 0.3 1.4 4.6 34.1 4.8 11.5 2.9 3.4
2011-12 31 POR 60 26.9 14.0 2.0 3.2 0.9 0.2 1.3 38.4 92.7 1.9 0.3 1.7 4.3 30.8 4.7 12.3 3.2 3.4
2012-13 32 LAC 76 29.3 16.5 1.7 2.5 1.0 0.2 2.0 43.8 87.1 1.9 0.3 1.4 5.2 37.6 5.9 13.4 2.8 3.3
2013-14 33 LAC 69 30.3 18.6 2.3 3.2 0.9 0.2 2.3 41.6 86.6 2.0 0.5 1.8 6.5 36.1 6.1 14.7 4.0 4.7
2014-15 34 LAC 64 26.6 15.8 1.9 2.5 0.9 0.2 1.9 39.6 90.1 1.4 0.3 1.7 5.7 32.7 5.2 13.1 3.5 3.9
2015-16 35 LAC 79 26.9 14.2 1.8 2.3 0.7 0.2 1.5 40.4 90.4 1.4 0.3 1.6 4.4 34.0 4.8 11.9 3.1 3.4
2016-17 36 LAC 82 26.3 12.3 1.6 2.6 0.7 0.2 1.4 41.3 85.7 1.6 0.2 1.4 3.9 36.0 4.4 10.6 2.1 2.5
2017-18 37 MIN 15 18.3 9.1 1.1 2.3 0.9 0.1 1.3 40.7 96.6 1.5 0.1 1.0 3.1 42.6 2.9 7.2 1.9 1.9
Rest Of Season Projections 37 MIN 66 17.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Jamal Crawford
2017-18 Projections 37 MIN 80 23.4 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Jamal Crawford

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jamal Crawford NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 13.3 5.5 0.8 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.8 42.9 100.0 0.8 0.3 0.5 1.3 60.0 1.5 3.5 1.8 1.8
Last 14 Days 7 15.7 7.3 1.1 1.4 0.9 0.0 0.9 42.9 100.0 1.6 0.1 1.0 2.4 35.3 2.6 6.0 1.3 1.3
Last 30 Days 14 17.9 9.0 1.0 2.1 0.9 0.0 1.4 39.8 96.0 1.5 0.1 0.9 3.3 43.5 2.9 7.4 1.7 1.8
Last 5 Games 5 14.4 5.6 0.6 1.6 0.8 0.0 0.6 40.9 100.0 1.0 0.2 0.4 1.6 37.5 1.8 4.4 1.4 1.4
Last 10 Games 10 16.1 8.0 1.1 1.4 1.0 0.0 1.0 43.3 100.0 1.7 0.1 1.0 2.6 38.5 2.6 6.0 1.8 1.8

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Jamal Crawford
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the stat averages.
Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Nov 17 @DAL 87-111 13 12 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 2 2 2 3 0 0 0
Nov 15 SAS 98-86 18 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 0
Nov 13 @UTA 98-109 13 5 1 3 2 0 1 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 1 2
Nov 11 @PHO 118-110 9 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Nov 8 @GSW 125-101 19 6 0 2 0 0 2 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 2
Nov 5 CHA 112-94 20 15 1 1 1 0 3 5 12 2 2 3 7 0 1 2
Nov 4 DAL 112-99 18 8 4 1 1 0 3 4 8 0 0 0 2 0 4 1
Nov 1 @NOP 98-104 16 11 2 1 3 0 3 3 4 3 3 2 3 0 2 1
Oct 30 @MIA 122-125 22 13 1 3 1 0 1 3 7 6 6 1 3 0 1 0
Oct 27 OKC 119-116 13 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 1
Oct 25 @DET 122-101 24 8 3 3 0 0 0 3 12 0 0 2 5 0 3 1
Oct 24 IND 107-130 30 18 0 9 2 0 2 5 15 4 5 4 8 0 0 0
Oct 22 @OKC 113-115 16 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 2
Oct 20 UTA 100-97 19 17 0 1 1 0 1 6 10 2 2 3 5 0 0 2
Oct 18 @SAS 107-99 24 10 3 5 0 1 2 3 5 4 4 0 1 1 2 1
Jamal Crawford Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Projected Stats Additional Projected Stats
Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Tomorrow Detroit Pistons Only available to RotoWire subscribers.
Monday at Charlotte Hornets Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

Jamal Crawford – Playing Time & Selected Stats

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Shooting Guard

1.  Jimmy Butler

2.  Jamal Crawford

3.  Shabazz Muhammad

4.  Aaron Brooks

5.  Tyus Jones

6.  Andrew Wiggins

7.  Marcus Georges-Hunt

Minnesota Timberwolves

True Shooting Percentage

56.3%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Jamal Crawford has a true shooting percentage of 56.3%.

?

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

Our 2017-18 projections are reserved for RotoWire subscribers. Click here to subscribe now.

What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jamal Crawford

<a href='/basketball/showArticle.htm?id=35992'>Handicapping the NBA: We Back</a>

Handicapping the NBA: We Back

Jason Rubin highlights a pair of intriguing contests on Wednesday's NBA slate.

More Jamal Crawford Articles   View Last 30

NBA Draft Kit: Shooting Guard Tiers  

FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays  

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Sunday Picks  

Category Strategy: Week 23  

Jamal Crawford NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 70 36.0 16.6 2.7 4.0 1.2 0.3 2.5 39.8 84.3 2.0 0.4 2.3 6.9 36.1 5.9 14.7 2.4 2.9
2005-06 25 79 36.0 15.9 3.5 4.2 1.2 0.2 1.4 41.6 82.6 2.5 0.5 3.0 4.1 34.5 5.2 12.4 4.2 5.0
2006-07 26 59 36.0 17.0 3.1 4.2 0.9 0.1 1.7 40.0 83.8 2.7 0.7 2.4 5.3 32.0 5.8 14.5 3.7 4.5
2007-08 27 80 36.0 18.6 2.3 4.5 0.9 0.2 2.0 41.0 86.4 2.2 0.4 1.9 5.6 35.6 6.4 15.7 3.7 4.3
2008-09 28 65 36.0 18.6 2.8 4.2 0.8 0.2 2.1 41.0 87.2 2.2 0.3 2.5 5.7 36.0 6.1 14.8 4.4 5.0
2009-10 29 79 36.0 20.9 2.9 3.5 0.9 0.2 2.4 44.9 85.7 2.0 0.5 2.4 6.3 38.2 7.3 16.2 4.0 4.6
2010-11 30 ATL 76 36.0 16.9 2.0 3.8 0.9 0.2 1.9 42.1 85.4 2.3 0.3 1.7 5.5 34.1 5.8 13.7 3.5 4.1
2011-12 31 POR 60 36.0 18.7 2.6 4.3 1.2 0.3 1.8 38.4 92.7 2.5 0.4 2.3 5.8 30.8 6.3 16.4 4.3 4.6
2012-13 32 LAC 76 36.0 20.3 2.1 3.1 1.3 0.2 2.4 43.8 87.1 2.4 0.4 1.7 6.4 37.6 7.2 16.4 3.5 4.0
2013-14 33 LAC 69 36.0 22.0 2.7 3.8 1.0 0.2 2.8 41.6 86.6 2.3 0.6 2.1 7.7 36.1 7.2 17.4 4.8 5.5
2014-15 34 LAC 64 36.0 21.4 2.6 3.3 1.2 0.3 2.5 39.6 90.1 1.9 0.4 2.2 7.7 32.7 7.0 17.7 4.8 5.3
2015-16 35 LAC 79 36.0 19.0 2.5 3.1 0.9 0.2 2.0 40.4 90.4 1.9 0.3 2.1 5.8 34.0 6.4 15.9 4.1 4.6
2016-17 36 LAC 82 36.0 16.8 2.2 3.6 1.0 0.2 1.9 41.3 85.7 2.2 0.3 1.9 5.4 36.0 6.0 14.5 2.9 3.4
2017-18 37 MIN 15 36.0 17.9 2.2 4.5 1.7 0.1 2.6 40.7 96.6 3.0 0.3 2.0 6.2 42.6 5.8 14.2 3.7 3.8
Rest Of Season Projections 37 MIN 66 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Jamal Crawford
2017-18 Projections 37 MIN 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Jamal Crawford

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jamal Crawford NBA Stats – Totals
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Most Popular Fantasy Basketball Stats Additional Stats
Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 70 2688 1241 203 302 92 19 185 39.8 84.3 148 33 170 512 36.1 437 1097 182 216
2005-06 25 79 2555 1128 248 301 87 15 101 41.6 82.6 175 36 212 293 34.5 366 879 295 357
2006-07 26 59 2198 1039 189 259 57 8 103 40.0 83.8 162 44 145 322 32.0 354 886 228 272
2007-08 27 80 3190 1645 207 398 81 17 176 41.0 86.4 192 37 170 494 35.6 570 1391 329 381
2008-09 28 65 2478 1280 193 288 57 13 142 41.0 87.2 148 23 170 394 36.0 419 1022 300 344
2009-10 29 79 2459 1425 201 238 61 12 163 44.9 85.7 137 34 167 427 38.2 496 1105 270 315
2010-11 30 ATL 76 2297 1077 130 241 57 14 119 42.1 85.4 145 22 108 349 34.1 368 874 222 260
2011-12 31 POR 60 1613 837 118 191 55 14 80 38.4 92.7 111 16 102 260 30.8 283 737 191 206
2012-13 32 LAC 76 2230 1255 128 193 79 13 149 43.8 87.1 146 22 106 396 37.6 445 1016 216 248
2013-14 33 LAC 69 2094 1282 158 223 59 12 161 41.6 86.6 135 34 124 446 36.1 421 1011 279 322
2014-15 34 LAC 64 1703 1010 124 158 59 14 119 39.6 90.1 92 18 106 364 32.7 332 839 227 252
2015-16 35 LAC 79 2126 1120 145 183 52 12 117 40.4 90.4 113 20 125 344 34.0 379 939 245 271
2016-17 36 LAC 82 2157 1008 129 214 61 14 116 41.3 85.7 134 17 112 322 36.0 359 870 174 203
2017-18 37 MIN 15 274 136 17 34 13 1 20 40.7 96.6 23 2 15 47 42.6 44 108 28 29
Rest Of Season Projections 37 MIN 66 1128 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Jamal Crawford
2017-18 Projections 37 MIN 80 1872 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Jamal Crawford

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jamal Crawford NBA Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 24 70 38.4 52.1 48.3 18.4 9.0 2.0 14.5
2005-06 25 79 32.3 54.4 47.4 19.9 11.6 1.7 13.0
2006-07 26 59 37.3 51.7 45.8 18.2 11.4 1.6 13.8
2007-08 27 80 39.9 52.8 47.3 18.5 8.9 2.1 16.0
2008-09 28 65 38.1 54.5 47.9 17.9 9.2 1.9 15.9
2009-10 29 79 31.1 57.3 52.3 14.7 8.5 1.7 14.5
2010-11 30 ATL 76 30.2 54.5 48.9 17.5 10.6 1.7 10.9
2011-12 31 POR 60 26.9 50.6 43.8 16.9 9.8 1.7 10.6
2012-13 32 LAC 76 29.3 55.8 51.1 13.2 10.0 1.3 12.1
2013-14 33 LAC 69 30.3 55.6 49.6 14.8 8.9 1.7 14.0
2014-15 34 LAC 64 26.6 53.2 46.7 13.2 7.7 1.7 11.6
2015-16 35 LAC 79 26.9 52.9 46.6 13.5 8.3 1.6 10.3
2016-17 36 LAC 82 26.3 52.5 47.9 16.4 10.2 1.6 9.2
2017-18 37 MIN 15 18.3 56.3 50.0 19.1 12.9 1.5 7.5
Rest Of Season Projections 37 MIN 66 17.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Jamal Crawford
2017-18 Projections 37 MIN 80 23.4 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Jamal Crawford

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jamal Crawford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Crawford scored 18 points with nine assists and two steals in 30 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford collected 17 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one assist and one steal across 19 minutes during Friday's 100-97 win over the Jazz.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford scored ten points with five assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford scored four points with five assists in 23 minutes while coming off the bench in Wednesday's preseason win over Golden State in China.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford played 28 minutes and had four assists but did not score in Saturday's preseason win over the Lakers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford cleared waivers Monday night and is free to sign a contract, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford intends to sign with the Timberwolves upon clearing waivers, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford and the Hawks have come to terms on a buyout, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford will be sent to the Hawks in a three-team trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford is expected to join the Hawks in a larger agreement that will send Paul Millsap to the Nuggets and Danilo Gallinari to the Clippers, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford provided 20 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, and three assists in 32 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 loss to the Jazz in Game 7.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Crawford tallied 25 points (9-13 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal across 31 minutes in Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Jazz in Game 4 of the series.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 outlook.

2016-17

For the third time in his career, Crawford was able to claim the Sixth Man of the Year Award last season, but it came in far less impressive fashion than his previous two wins. The 36-year-old averaged 14.2 points per game -- his worst mark in four seasons with the Clippers -- and shot 40.4 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. Due to those subpar percentages along with his lack of contributions in the assist or defensive categories, Crawford isn't the most appealing play in season-long fantasy options. Moreover, Crawford could see his minutes with the second unit take a hit in 2016-17 with the Clippers beefing up their porous bench by adding Raymond Felton and Alan Anderson this offseason to provide depth on the wing.

2015-16

After a third solid season in Los Angeles, Crawford's role in the upcoming season remains up in the air. With trade rumors swirling and new bench assets arriving in LA, the 11-year veteran's future with the organization remains to be determined. Last season, Crawford played 64 games and averaged 15.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.9 three-pointers in 27 minutes per game off the bench. The 35-year-old guard shot 40 percent from the field, which remained in line with his fairly low career average of 41 percent. While Crawford always has the potential to contribute in points, three-pointers, and free-throw percentage (90 percent in 2014-15), his performance in other counting stats, particularly defensively, is relatively negligible. Despite earning Sixth Man of the Year honors in 2013-14, the aging Crawford saw his career-low in minutes per game last season. With the addition of Lance Stephenson and Paul Pierce on the wing, Crawford could continue to see his playing time decline. Provided he remains in Los Angeles, Crawford's minutes should be shared heavily with fellow shooting guards Stephenson and J.J. Redick, which may impact his fantasy relevance.

2014-15

Coming off winning another Sixth Man Award last season, Crawford should stay in his pseudo-bench role while playing starter's minutes. At 34 years old , it's reasonable to expect small declines in his game, but he can still shoot the lights out on any given night to provide owners with points in bunches, as well as a good supply of three-pointers. Crawford should continue to be a solid free-throw shooter (86% career) but a fairly inefficient scorer (41% FG career). While a healthy J.J. Redick may get more minutes at shooting guard, the absence of Darren Collison should keep Crawford playing fantasy-relevant minutes this season.

2013-14

Crawford was the go-to player last season for a Clippers' second unit that would rival several teams' starting fives, scoring 16.5 points and knocking down two threes per game en route to a second-place finish in the Sixth Man of the Year voting. Called upon to provide a boost off the bench, Crawford largely eschewed defense and passing to pour in points for the Clippers, doing so with greater efficiency (44 FG%, 38 3PT%, 87 FT%) than his career marks. The Clippers will tab Crawford for a similar role this season, though it appears that the additions of Antawn Jamison and Byron Mullens might give the team a more offensive-heavy bench in 2013-14. With that in mind, along with presumably better health from all-world point guard Chris Paul, who was slowed by knee and thumb injuries last season, it wouldn't be surprising to see a slight reduction in both minutes and shot attempts for Crawford in 2013-14.

2012-13

Let’s ignore the contract here. The Clippers clearly overpaid and overextended for Crawford giving him four years at the mid-level exception. At this point, Crawford might just be one of those players who has more fantasy value than actual, on-the-court value. Though he posted his lowest field goal percentage since his rookie season last year, he did lead the league in free throw percentage and still averaged 18.7 points per 36. He won’t get a fantasy team any sort of rebounding, but he could see more minutes than he did last year – especially if Billups is out at the start of the season – and that means scoring numbers and a few assists are a distinct possibility from the veteran guard.

2010-11

It makes sense when you think about it, but Crawford's first season in Atlanta provides a nice illustration: when a talented player is given less to do, he's probably going to be more efficient while doing it. After three or four years of playing 38 minutes and taking around 15 shots per game, Crawford took on a sixth-man role with the Hawks last season and flourished. Despite playing only 31.1 minutes per game, his scoring decreased only slightly (19.7 per game in 2008-09, 18.0 last year). The reasons were two-fold. For one, Crawford still managed 14.0 shots per game – very likely due to being the clear first option on the second unit. For two, likely because of getting to take on opposing second units, Crawford saw his field goal percentage (44.9) outpace his career average by a full four percent.

2009-10

The Hawks envision Crawford as an offensive spark plug off the bench, capable of making an already productive backcourt even more potent. After starting for the Warriors last year, he'll have to adjust to this new sixth-man role and the decreased playing time that goes along with it. Assuming he accepts his slightly diminished role, Crawford should emerge as a reliable combo-guard for Atlanta. The decreased minutes will inevitably correlate with a decrease in stats, but not enough to prevent him from being a usable source of points, steals, assists and three-point shooting.

2008-09

Crawford was one of the few bright spots on the Knicks last season, and he seems like a perfect fit on the new Mike D’Antoni-led version. Crawford is an explosive long-range scorer (20.6 ppg, 2.2 3pg) that’s also adept at getting to the rim (86.4% FT on 4.8 attempts/game) and setting up his teammates (5.0 apg). At 6-5 he’s too big for most point guards, and he has a quickness advantage against most twos. Presumably, Crawford will be the perimeter centerpiece for the D’Antoni offense that helped make the Suns a scoring juggernaut over the past four seasons. Even if he were to come off of the bench, he would still thrive in the instant-offense/back-up-point-guard role that made Leandro Barbosa so valuable in Phoenix the last few years.

2007-08

Crawford has a lot in common with another Madison Square Garden fan favorite, John Starks. When he’s “on,” he’s pretty close to unstoppable. But when he’s off, he can’t throw the ball in the ocean. The trade of Steve Francis should solidify Crawford’s spot in the starting backcourt alongside Stephon Marbury, which should make him a valuable source of scoring and threes. But be careful – the Knicks have a lot of options on the wing. Isiah Thomas could choose to go with a more defensively-focused lineup with Quentin Richardson and Renaldo Balkman getting more time. Also – as one of the few Knicks with trade value and a reasonable contract, Crawford’s name regularly comes up in the rumor mill. That makes Crawford’s value much harder to project, as there’s no telling if he’d land in a starting spot or bench role playing elsewhere.

2005-06

Crawford is a 6-5 combo guard that loves to have the ball in his hands, shoot, and score. He did well in that role last season, averaging career highs in points (17.7 ppg) and 3-pointers (2.6) while still distributing a respectable 4.3 assists. With new acquisitions Quentin Richardson and Nate Robinson in addition to the returning Stephon Marbury, there are now too many scoring/shooting/combo guards for everyone to produce. Add in that new Knicks coach Larry Brown abhors offensive gunners and preaches defense and “playing the right way”, and Crawford’s production could very well decrease this season. Look for him to continue to produce well in treys and decently in points, but until minutes and roles are defined, he should not be considered an upper tier shooting guard.

2004-05

Crawford might have been happy to bolt from the Bulls, but fantasy owners are far from ecstatic with his move to the Knicks. As a Knick, Crawford will play off the bench behind Allan Houston and Stephon Marbury, and his fantasy production will be limited. In an effort to save Houston's wear and tear, the team could opt for a three-guard rotation, which should work in theory as Crawford can handle both the point and shooting guard. Should Houston’s knees act up, Crawford would move into the starting shooting guard role and would have good value for his ability to knock down the three and put points on the board in bunches. Crawford should go in the later rounds, but could be a nice sleeper considering Houston’s health status.

2003-04

The injury to Jay Williams will open up lots of minutes for Crawford at the point. As a starter in 2002-03, he averaged 6.0 assists per game, which puts him in the Steve Francis/Gilbert Arenas range. The addition of Scottie Pippen and the development of Tyson Chandler and Eddie Curry will give Crawford options aplenty this year. He’s in the final year of a contract to boot, and it’s not clear if the team will extend his contract by the Oct. 30 deadline. The risk, of course, is that Crawford will continue to improve as he did last season, resulting in an accrual of his value.