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Jamal Crawford
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Atlanta Hawks  – No. 11
Guard
Born March 20, 1980 (1980-03-20) (age 29)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
League NBA
Salary $9,360,000
High school Rainier Beach (Seattle)
College Michigan
Draft 8th overall, 2000
Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 2000–present
Former teams Chicago Bulls (2000–2004)
New York Knicks (2004–2008)
Golden State Warriors (2008–2009)
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Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980 in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player who plays with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.

He is a 6'5" (1.96 m) and 200 lb (91 kg) shooting guard/point guard.

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High school and college

Crawford attended Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, where his number (23) is retired. After high school, Crawford attended the University of Michigan, where he was given a six-game suspension by the NCAA for violating rules on amateurism and extra benefits received by Seattle businessman Barry Henthorn.[1][2]

Professional career

After being drafted in 2000 as a freshman by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was traded on draft day to the Chicago Bulls for their pick, Chris Mihm. After four seasons in Chicago, prior to the 2004–05 season, he was traded (along with Jerome Williams) to the Knicks for Dikembe Mutombo, Othella Harrington, Frank Williams and Cezary Trybanski.

On January 26, 2007, Crawford scored a career high 52 points, hitting 16 shots in a row at one point. He hit 8 straight three pointers, one made 3 pointer shy of the team record set by Latrell Sprewell in 2002.[3]

Golden State Warriors

On November 21, 2008, Crawford was traded to the Golden State Warriors for forward–center Al Harrington.[4]

On December 20, 2008, Crawford scored 50 points vs the Charlotte Bobcats in a 110–103 victory for the Golden State Warriors. He became the fourth player in NBA history (after Wilt Chamberlain, Bernard King and Moses Malone) to score 50 points or more with 3 different teams, doing so with the Bulls, the Knicks, and the Warriors.

Atlanta Hawks

On June 25, 2009, Crawford was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Acie Law and Speedy Claxton.[5] On January 15, 2010, Crawford hit a game winning 3-pointer against the Phoenix Suns.

Playing style

Crawford is considered by many to be a "tweener" because he is not a pure point guard or a pure shooting guard, but has many of the talents required by each position. Because he is primarily used as a shooting guard, he is often matched up against larger, more physical players. As a result he often struggles on the defensive end of the floor.[citation needed] He is also one of the best players in the NBA at creating his own shot or for others. He is most known for his playground style crossovers and special behind the back finishes.

Achievements

He wore uniform number 11 and 1 for his whole career in honor of his favorite player Isiah Thomas (except for 2008-09 season with the Golden State Warriors, when he switched to no. 6) .[6] On December 6, 2005, he scored 31 second-half points in front of friends and family, as he and fellow Rainier Beach alum Nate Robinson enjoyed a road victory over the Seattle SuperSonics. This occurred just hours after Crawford unveiled Crawford Court, the $100,000 gymnasium for Rainer Beach High School. Jamal is also only the fourth player in NBA history (Wilt Chamberlain, Bernard King, and Moses Malone) to score 50 points with 3 teams.

In 2010, Crawford set an NBA record by completing his 24th career four-point play.[7]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Chicago 61 8 17.2 .352 .350 .794 1.5 2.3 .7 .2 4.6
2001–02 Chicago 23 6 20.9 .476 .448 .769 1.5 2.4 .8 .2 9.3
2002–03 Chicago 80 31 24.9 .413 .355 .806 2.3 4.2 1.0 .3 10.7
2003–04 Chicago 80 73 35.1 .386 .317 .833 3.5 5.1 1.4 .4 17.3
2004–05 New York 70 67 38.4 .398 .361 .843 2.9 4.3 1.3 .3 17.7
2005–06 New York 79 27 32.3 .416 .345 .826 3.1 3.8 1.1 .2 14.3
2006–07 New York 59 36 37.3 .400 .320 .838 3.2 4.4 1.0 .1 17.6
2007–08 New York 80 80 39.9 .410 .356 .864 2.6 5.0 1.0 .2 20.6
2008–09 New York 11 11 35.6 .432 .455 .761 1.5 4.4 .8 .0 19.6
2008–09 Golden State 54 54 38.6 .406 .338 .889 3.3 4.4 .9 .2 19.7
2009–10 Atlanta 62 0 30.8 .446 .372 .853 2.6 2.9 .8 .2 17.3
Career 659 393 32.4 .408 .350 .844 2.7 4.0 1.0 .2 15.4

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