Dallas Mavericks an Option for Jamal Crawford?

Feb 29, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) brings the ball up court against the Brooklyn Nets during an NBA game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 29, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) brings the ball up court against the Brooklyn Nets during an NBA game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Dallas Mavericks have been announced as one of the teams who will pursue the services of Jamal Crawford if he is made available.

The Dallas Mavericks have made it clear at this point who they are targeting first and foremost with our free agency endeavors. But, after our pursuit of Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley, who are our secondary targets to fill the rest of the roster?

If the Mavs are lucky enough to nab some big name free agents this summer, there attention will turn to rounding out the bench. Probably the biggest bench name in the NBA over the last half decade has been a guy by the name of Jamal Crawford.

Crawford is a 3-time sixth man of the year award winner for the NBA and is one of the most explosive scorers in the league. The 36-year old shooting guard has been with the L.A. Clippers since 2012 but is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Although it seems unlikely for him to leave the team that has really pushed his career in the right direction, a report from CBS Sports earlier today has said that 7 different teams will be pursuing the free agent, one of which being the Dallas Mavericks.

Jamal Crawford is not the most conventional of players in the league. An excellent shooter who has incredible ball-handling skills as well. To top that off, he prefers to shoot off the dribble making his ability to create his own shot something we haven’t seen from a Dallas guard in quite some time.

Crawford has career averages of 15.5 points, 3 assists and 1 steal per game but has had a few individual seasons that have really shown how great he can be. At 36 years old, some may consider him a risk but this would be right up the alley for the Mavs.

Here are some of his career highlights.

Although the Mavericks should not be viewed as the frontrunner to obtain the services of Jamal Crawford, it is still interesting to know that we are a team he is considering. Only time will tell what the Mavericks team will look like in the coming year.