Carmelo Anthony Reveals Why Veteran Jamal Crawford Is Still Without An NBA Team

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Carmelo Anthony recently signed with Portland Trail Blazers after agreeing to non-guaranteed deal. The forward played 10 games with the Rockets last season.

Written By Suraj Alva | Mumbai | Updated On:
Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony will finally make his appearance on the court after signing for Portland Trail Blazers couple of days back. The forward played just 10 games with the Rockets last season and since then hasn't set foot on NBA court in over a year.

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Carmelo Anthony joining Trail Blazers

Anthony will be joining Portland after agreeing to a non-guaranteed deal with the team. The Trail Blazers are giving him a chance out of desperation after starting the year 4-8 (win-loss record) despite consistent performances by Damian Lillard. The 10-time All-Star was a free agent for most of last season and was traded by Houston Rockets to Chicago Bulls last January, but he was waived on February 1. Anthony is expected to make his debut with the Blazers when they travel to New Orleans Pelicans.

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Carmelo Anthony on Jamal Crawford 

While Anthony is all set to take the court this season, he is shocked that Jamal Crawford is yet to find a team for himself this season. Crawford, a 20-year-old veteran, scored 50 points in a match last season as a member of the Phoenix Suns. His career average is 14.6 points and 3.4 assists per game. The 39-year-old is also an all-time leader in four-point plays in the NBA.

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Jamal Crawford career

Speaking to the NBA website, Crawford said that he knows he can play and he thinks that his reputation is still solid. He also added that he is feeling better than last season physically and his mindset is to be patient as he is hoping something good comes about it.

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With that game in April against the Mavericks, Crawford at 39 years, 20 days became the oldest player to score 50+ points in a game, as well as the first player to ever do so with four different franchises.

According to reports, teams like Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers are believed to be interested in Crawford. 

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