Stephon Marbury and Vince Carter want Nets to re-sign Jamal Crawford

Nets guard Jamal Crawford (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Nets guard Jamal Crawford (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Jamal Crawford might end up back in Brooklyn, as two Nets legends are vouching for him to get re-signed.

The Brooklyn Nets might be one of the deepest teams in the league, but that elite stockpile of talent lost a huge chunk of skill when versatile guard Spencer Dinwiddie was ruled out for the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL.

While any number of potential replacements have been thrown out as candidates to take Dinwiddie’s slot in the rotation, Stephon Marbury told that he believes Crawford can be the perfect addition to this roster after Dinwiddie’s injury, claiming that he is “in the physical shape to play 15-20 minutes at a high level“ and “perfect for the system in how they play.”

Jamal Crawford can still provide offense off the bench at the age of 40.

Crawford didn’t just get support from Marbury, as even Vince Carter likes the idea of Crawford, who briefly linked up with Brooklyn in the Disney bubble, returning to the Nets. Carter thinks so highly of Crawford, who has three Sixth Man of the Year awards to his name, that he advocated for him to get a spot as a starter while Caris LeVert remains an elite scorer off the bench.

Crawford’s Nets tenure might’ve been cut short in Orlando due to injury, but his performance over the last three years suggests that the greybeard can still put the ball in the basket. He won’t have Dinwiddie’s defensive skills or perimeter versatility, but he can help make sure that the scoring doesn’t take a complete nosedive.

The Nets are in all-out win-now mode, and the combination of that mindset plus the privilege to play alongside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant could entice any number of free agents to choose Brooklyn. If Marbury and Carter were running the Nets, Crawford would be on a plane to JFK within the hour.