Jul 7, 2012 Shooting Guard Updates
The Los Angeles Clippers agreed to a deal with Jamal Crawford for four years, $25 million.
Fantasy Advice: Crawford will once again be a contender for sixth man of the year with his new team. He’ll backup Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups and should get around 30 minutes a game.
Crawford is a scorer, but also has the ability to make plays when he needs to. He’s averaged nearly 4 assists a game over his career and should hit that mark this season in LA. He’s not a great three point shooter with a 34.8% career mark, but he’ll definitely help you in that category by launching at least four threes a game this season.
His biggest help to LA this season will be his ability to create his own shot. If he’s subbing for Paul or Billups, then there’s one less playmaker on the floor for the Clippers, which isn’t quite as harmful if Crawford doesn’t need the help.
Another little known fact is that Crawford lead the league last season in free throw percentage with a 92.7% mark. He got to the line 3.4 times a game, so fantasy owners can definitely use him to bolster that category.
Overall, Crawford is a great fantasy asset that helps in assists, points, threes, steals and free throw percentage. He can probably be had in the middle rounds too, which is fairly cheap for all that he provides.