Some players would probably call it a career when they reach 39. However, that does not seem to be the case for Jamal Crawford. It appears that the three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year awardee feels he still has some left in the tank.

Seeing how Carmelo Anthony was forced to wait for another shot at the NBA, Crawford appears to be hoping to get the same call. Patience may be needed although seeing him suit up for another team may not be easy. In a league where most teams are investing in youth, the 6-foot-5 guard may have lower chances. But do not tell him that.

“Physically, I feel better than I did last season. I’m able to get my body together. My skill set is sharp. I feel that I’m good. My mindset is be patient and hopefully something good comes about it. I’ll be ready for the opportunity,” said Crawford in an interview with Shaun Powell of NBA.com.

A possible NBA tenure depends on a team’s situation. Crawford is likely to come off the bench and see limited action. Last season, he showed that he can still score despite his age. Playing for the Phoenix Suns, he entered the NBA record books when he became the oldest player to score 50+ points. He eclipsed the previous mark set by Michael Jordan back in 2001.

Looking at his accolades, Crawford could get a fitting tenure with a championship-caliber team. There are teams like the Houston Rockets who could use some bench support – particularly the offensive end.

In a previous post, Crawford did send feelers to the Los Angeles Lakers – a team clearly en route to a potential NBA title. He could be a sensible backup guard for the purple and gold, adding more scoring sock to help LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Despite reaching the point where most players already call it a career, Crawford is obviously not ready to retire. Depending on whether his phone rings or not, the 8th overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft may need to accept the fact that his pro basketball career may be unfortunately over.

Jamal Crawford Jamal Crawford may have quietly ended his career by breaking Michael Jordan's old scoring record. Jamal Crawford #11 of the Phoenix Suns in action against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena on February 25, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Photo: Getty Images/Michael Reaves