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Miami Heat Might Sign Jamal Crawford if Kevin Durant Doesn't Join Them

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat are having a free agent meeting with Kevin Durant today and it is unknown whether he will take his talents to South Beach or not. But despite the outcome, the Heat will need to sign a few more players this summer as they only have six players with a guaranteed contract at the moment. One of the names that was linked to the Heat was Jamal Crawford, the guard who last player for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Crawford is a combo guard is a lethal scorer, best utilized coming off the bench. The guard has been named sixth player of the year three times during his career: in 2010 with the Atlanta Hawks and in 2014 and 2016 with the Clippers. Even though he is 36, he can still contribute and score in bunches. 

Last season, Crawford played 27 minutes per game, averaging 14.2 points, 2.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds. He shot 40.4% from the field and 34% from the long range, which is one of his strengths. His $5.7 million contract with the Clippers has come to an end and he is looking to get another contract. Although he's played for the Clippers since 2012, there are indications that he will go to another team this summer and it could be the Miami Heat.

Crawford would be a perfect fit for the Heat as he would be a backup to Dwyane Wade. His role would be similar to the role that Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson had the last year and considering that Johnson could leave the Heat, Crawford could replace him. Considering his relatively low contract last season and his age, there is a chance that the Heat could get him for cheap and he will be affordable if Kevin Durant decides not to sign with the Heat.

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