Sure there are plenty of rumors out there about where the former Hawks 6th man Jamal Crawford is going to go, (Knicks, Bobcats, Nuggets, Trailblazers) but I’m here to tell you that I know what you don’t. I’ve got news for you, so scroll down.
He’s going to play for the Portland Trailblazers in 2011-2012.
The Blazers need a player like Crawford, and he needs Portland. All it takes is to follow him on twitter during the off-season, and you know he’d love to be playing back in the Pacific Northwest.
Jamal grew up in Seattle and going back to play in his old timezone might be appealing to the shooting guard.
Is there a more obvious destination for him in the NBA? I don’t think so! Look at all the bad news they’ve received prior to season tip off.
These guys are on life support and the training camps are barely hours old.
The Latest News – What We know.
Well folks I told you I knew something was up. This just in from OregonLive.
A league source tells TNT’s David Aldridge that the Knicks, Trail Blazers, Pacers and Timberwolves are among the teams in pursuit of guard Jamal Crawford. It would be more likely that Crawford would sign a one-year deal with a team and test the free agent market again next summer.
Its also being reported the Trail Blazers have offered a contract to Crawford, and he is expected to make a decision Wednesday.
He’s been quoted as saying, “They are right there, definitely, I’d be lying if I said they weren’t.’’ - Crawford said on the phone Tuesday night.
Reasons Portland Wants Jamal
Is there any team in the NBA that’s having a more injury riddled lead up to the start of their 2011/12 NBA season than the Portland Trailblazers?
Next up Mr. Ohio State Greg Oden the 1st round pick. What was it 3 years ago? He’s played about 80 games as a pro.
Guess what, he’s suffering from another setback from his most recent reconstructive knee surgery and won’t be back till probably mid February. (At the earliest)
To top it all off PF LaMarcus Aldridge had a scare a short while ago and is being treated for a heart condition.
He’s out for a few weeks, and chances are he’ll be ok to start the regular season, but one never truly knows when it comes to the ticker…right?
One thing we know for sure is that the Trail Blazers open the season on December 26th versus the Philadelphia 76ers.
I for one can’t wait!
I know as of tonight this is wishful thinking, but I really do think Jamal Crawford will choose Portland on Wednesday. Book it!
The Blazers signed veteran center Kurt Thomas as he and the team agreed to terms on a two-year contract on Sunday. Thomas, who is the league’s oldest player at 39, will provide depth considering Greg Oden’s chronic knee problems.