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4 NBA Teams That Have No Reason Not to Sign Jamal Crawford Right Now

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 25:  Jamal Crawford #11 of the Phoenix Suns in action against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 25, 2019 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Jamal Crawford isn't exactly a spring chicken anymore, but that doesn't mean that he's not still a walking bucket.

You can't exactly expect Crawford to be the perennial Sixth Man of the Year candidate he once was, but he is still a capable player that can shake an offense out of a funk in spurts. Despite his age, there's always room for guys like him on an NBA roster. If Joe Johnson can get another chance in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, why can't Crawford get another shot? With that said, let's take a look at four teams who should consider signing the 19-year veteran.

4. Utah Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 16: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives during a preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 16, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers v Utah Jazz | Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

Donovan Mitchell has struggled mightily to carry the Jazz throughout the playoffs. There's too many Western Conference giants for one player to dismantle. In back-to-back seasons the Jazz have lost to the Houston Rockets in the playoffs because they don't have enough scoring to match up with the likes of James Harden. It's not a lock that adding Crawford would change everything, but it would most certainly help lighten the load for Mitchell and the rest of the Jazz squad.

3. Los Angeles Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 10:  Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers greets Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets before a preseason game at Staples Center on October 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Clippers | Harry How/Getty Images

Why not bring Crawford back to where he had some of his best seasons? The Clippers already have a stacked roster, but this would make matters even worse for the rest of the NBA. Even in limited minutes, having Crawford play with Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Lou Williams would cause absolute chaos. It's almost unfair.

2. Houston Rockets

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 18:  Kendrick Nunn #25 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during the second half at American Airlines Arena on October 18, 2019 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets v Miami Heat | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

James Harden always seems to run out of gas by the time he reaches the Western Conference Finals. Yes, the Rockets have Russell Westbrook this year to help with that. However, they could certainly use another scorer off the bench to assist Harden at times. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni loves his shooters, and Crawford is still among the most experienced shooters in the NBA.

1. Golden State Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 18:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives on Zach Norvell Jr. #21of the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 18, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Warriors will be without Klay Thompson for most of the season due to a torn ACL. While he's on the mend, Stephen Curry and D'Angelo Russell will have to take on the scoring load. The Warriors will be able to get by on this most of the time, but they could use some more scoring off the bench, which is something they desperately lack. Even if the Warriors prefer to have some of their younger players get a chance to step onto the court over Crawford, he would still be a great mentor to aspiring bucket-getters like Jordan Poole and Jacob Evans.