Jamal Crawford G LAC 3 weeks ago

Crawford scored 19 points (6-22 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 6-7 FT) with five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Rockets.

Crawford has spent extra time handling the ball with Chris Paul out due to a hamstring injury. He has shot 14-40 from the field over the past two games. Look for his shot to start falling soon.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 3 weeks ago

Crawford scored 16 points (7-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt) with two rebounds and three assists in the game seven win over the Spurs on Saturday.

Crawford played the majority of the fourth quarter, as Doc Rivers was forced to pull his starting center to avoid the Spurs employing the Hack-A-DeAndre strategy. He came up with a big game-tying layup down the stretch, and looks ready to resume his role as a volume scorer off the bench. Look for Crawford to get extra minutes in game one in Houston with Chris Paul (hamstring) on the sidelines.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 3 weeks ago

Crawford is averaging 24.8 minutes on the court over the first six games of the playoffs against the Spurs.

Crawford is the first option off the bench and can put up numbers in a hurry, but he's still restrained to limited minutes as he slots in behind J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes. Heading into Game 7 on Saturday, Crawford is in line to see his normal portion of playing time off the bench and will probably see around his average moving forward if the Clippers are fortunate enough to keep their playoff campaign alive.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 1 month ago

Crawford had 10 points, four assists, three steals, and three rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's regular season finale against Phoenix.

Crawford is still working his way back into game shape, as evidenced by his 4-of-12 shooting performance. Still, it was encouraging to see Crawford log extended minutes for the first time since returning from a calf injury last week. Crawford figures to be one of Los Angeles' primary options off the bench in the postseason.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 2 months ago

Crawford (calf) came off the bench in Tuesday's win over the Lakers, but was held to just four points (2-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT) and one assist in 19 minutes.

Crawford missed almost all of March and three games in April with a bruised right calf. He's shooting just 40 pecent from the floor this season but does average 16.2 points per game. Still, with so few games left in the season, it's likely not worth picking him up again in most leagues.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 2 months ago

Crawford (calf) will play Tuesday, the Orange County Register's Dan Woike reports.

This comes as no surprise as Crawford had been labeled as probable to return Tuesday. The Clippers will now get a chance to set their playoff rotation, with Crawford assuming his typical sixth man role.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 2 months ago

Crawford (calf) is probable to return Tuesday against the Lakers, the OC Register reports.

Crawford was back at practice Friday and hasn't had any reported setbacks. With his return to the rotation, Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick will see less shot attempts going forward.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 2 months ago

Crawford (calf) is targeting a return to the lineup Tuesday against the Lakers, ESPN's Arash Markazi reports.

Crawford resumed practicing Friday and didn't appear to experience any setbacks during the session. The Clippers will likely have him increase his activity over the next few days, and if all goes well, the team should provide more definitive word on his availability for Tuesday's game. Crawford hasn't played since suffering the calf contusion back on March 2.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 2 months ago

Crawford (calf) will attempt to participate in parts of Friday's practice, Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com reports.

Crawford said he's feeling much better, but he declined to offer a target return date. The veteran noted that he'd like to get a couple of games in prior to the playoffs, so, barring a setback, he'll likely look to make his return at some point next week.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 2 months ago

Crawford (calf) has a tentative return date of April 7, Arash Markazi of ESPN reports.

This return date could easily change, and it's unlikely that he would come back prior that day. With that said, it's safe to drop Crawford from your team if your fantasy playoffs end before the end of the NBA season, if you haven't already. Even if the playoffs go until the end of the NBA season, dropping Crawford now would be a smart move if there's someone on the waiver wire who can help you win now.