Former NBA guard Crawford signs to play in China

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Former NBA guard Jordan Crawford has signed a deal to continue his career overseas.

According to a report by Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, Crawford has agreed on a contract with the Shanxi Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Crawford last played in the NBA a year ago, playing in five regular-season and two playoff games with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 27th overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft out of Xavier by the New Jersey Nets, Crawford carries career averages of 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists. The 30-year-old has averaged 24.4 minutes in 281 career games (99 starts), shooting 41.1 percent from the field, 31.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 82.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Crawford had agreed to a one-month contract with Alba Berlin of Germany in November, but reportedly did not pass his physical.

He had previously played in China, for Xinjiang in 2013-14 and Tianjin in 2015-16.