Report: Jamal Crawford Chooses Portland

Thursday December 15th, 2011

Update: 2:39 P.M.  - According to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, Jamal Crawford signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.  Sources have also said that the contract includes a second year player option worth $5 million.  The deal has not been officially announced by the team or Crawford, as of yet.

Original: 2:00 P.M.- Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick reports that free agent Jamal Crawford has decided to continue his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to two unnamed sources.

The 11-year-veteran narrowed down his list to the Sacramento Kings and Trail Blazers after eliminating the New York Knicks on Wednesday.  The Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves also showed interest in Crawford.

The 6-foot-5 guard is expected to sign a one-year deal and become a free-agent once again next summer.

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