KEY POINTS

  • Jamal Crawford earned $122 million in his career
  • He has an estimated net worth of $55 million
  • Crawford signed a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets 

Jamal Crawford has earned $122 million in his career, but the biggest prize of them all still eludes the NBA journeyman.

Crawford made headlines recently after agreeing to sign with the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA season is set to resume on July 30, 2020 with teams playing in Disney World facilities in what the players call “Orlando Bubble.” 

The format of the continuation of the NBA season is unique and unprecedented. The teams invited will play eight regular season games that will determine the standings for the playoffs, which are expected to start on August 17. The games will be played without a live audience and players are confined within the Disney World premises for protection against COVID-19. However, if the number of infections increased, there is a chance the NBA will scrap the season altogether.

Jamal Crawford was named the NBA's Sixth man of the Year in 2010. Jamal Crawford was named the NBA's Sixth man of the Year in 2010. Photo: Reuters

The Nets acquired the services of Crawford for one season through a $289,803 deal. He is expected to provide a much-needed offense boost in the team that is badly undermanned due to various reasons. Superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant opted to rest injuries while DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler and Taurean Prince decided to sit out due to coronavirus, per NBA.com

Brooklyn sits at 7th spot in the Eastern Conference standings before the season was suspended. They still have a chance to make it to the playoffs but the reality is that contending for the title might be impossible at the moment. That does not mean that the team would just give up. By signing Crawford and Michael Beasley, the Nets are sending a message to the rest of the teams that they are in Orlando to compete with the players that are in their roster.

Crawford is a 20-year veteran who can bring leadership and scoring as a starter or off the bench. His career averages of 14.6 points and 3.6 assists speak for themselves. Moreover, he has won the Sixth Man of the Year award three times. 

At 40 years old, time may not be on the side of the former Cleveland Cavaliers draftee. His decision to join the Nets mirrors his desire to win a ring before calling it a career. If he plays well, he could get extended for next season and with Irving and Durant fully rested and healthy, the Nets could surprise experts next year. 

According to Spotrac, Crawford has suited up for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Phoenix Suns before joining Brooklyn this year. 

Celebrity Net Worth reports his net worth to be around $55 million. The Seattle, Washington native can still play; he scored 51 points off the bench for the Suns in the 2018-2019 season. As to why it took him longer to sign up with any team baffled experts and fellow NBA players. With the money and awards he already has, there is no doubt that his focus is only on one thing: to win the elusive NBA title.