Beyond the Arc
by Ben Fiore
Carmelo Anthony was a former star who was having trouble finding a team the last two years, yet he got signed and debuted with the Portland Trailblazers last night.
Aside from Melo, there is one other talented veteran that is hard to believe would have any kind of trouble finding a team. His name is Jamal Crawford.
J Crossover has nearly 20 years of NBA experience, and is known as one of the best ball handlers in the history of the game. At 39 years old and having played for several franchises, he’s built up enough of a reputation and proven consistency that he shouldn’t be a free agent.
I mean look at these highlights.
The only possible reason I could even remotely guess that he isn’t with an NBA team right now, is simply his age. Maybe most teams are apprehensive with him nearing 40, but the guy has proven he is still a commodity through every year he’s played.
Crawford was quoted saying “it’s baffling to me” when being asked how he feels about not being signed yet. And trust me Jamal, it’s baffling to us too. If the man says he can play, I sure as hell believe him. With guys like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Jared Dudley in the league, you’ve gotta think there’s an NBA roster that has a spot for the master of handles. Best of luck Jamal, hope to see you back out there soon.