Report: Heat, Knicks, Clippers on Jamal Crawford’s radar


Jamal Crawford is not returning to Portland last year. That turned out to be a failed experiment.

So where does the former Sixth Man of the Year — who has put up pretty pedestrian numbers the last couple seasons — want to play next? Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports some rumors on that.

Teams said to be on his radar include the Heat, Clippers, Kings, Knicks and Cavaliers.

If you look at that list, the question becomes does he want to get paid or does he want to contend.

With the Heat, he could provide scoring off the bench but they can only offer the mini mid-level at most ($3 million, and he made $5 million last year). Plus, Crawford would be relegated to more spot-up shooting, something he did at a 35.2 percent clip last season.

The Kicks could use the scoring, too, but they can offer less (because they will have to use their mid-level on Jeremy Lin or another point guard. And again, the ball would likely be in his hands less (hello ‘Melo!) and 48.1 percent of his offense came from isolation as the pick-and-roll ball handler last season.

The Clippers could offer a full mid-level ($5 million), and they need a two guard. However, what they really need is not scoring but defense out of their two guard. Not sure about the fit.

The Kings could pay but not sure they need another wing player. The Cavs could use him and they have cap space.

It’s going to be interesting to see where he lands.

Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.