Los Angeles Lakers: 5 bargain bin targets in 2019 NBA free agency

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5. Jamal Crawford

In his prime, Crawford was a player who could go get you a bucket when the offense stalled. With 19 years of NBA miles on his body though, Crawford isn’t quite the same player he once was.

In 64 appearances for the Phoenix Suns last season, he averaged 7.9 points per contest. This represents the first time Crawford failed to finish a season as a double-digit scorer since the 2001-02 campaign.

His 18.9 minutes per outing represented the lowest amount of playing time he’s had since his 2000-01 rookie campaign. Although Crawford is obviously in the twilight of his career, he can be a somewhat effective floor-spacer. This sentiment is supported by the fact that he is a career 34.8 percent shooter from beyond the arc.

Also, it should be noted that Crawford can still fill it up on occasion, as evidenced by his 51-point outburst against the Dallas Mavericks in the team’s regular season finale.

Not only did Crawford become the oldest player to score 50 points in an NBA game, he became the first player in NBA history to accomplish the feat with four different teams.

Taking into consideration that the Lakers need players who can knock down the long ball, Crawford would be a viable candidate in a role where he would play around 15-20 minutes per night.