At 39, Jamal Crawford may be approaching retirement. But if last season is any indication, the three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year awardee can still do damage with the right ballclub. And if the take of another former NBA player in Gilbert Arenas is to be considered, a stint with the souped-up Los Angeles Lakers could make plenty of sense.

Speaking to Brandon Robinson of, Arenas said he believes that Crawford can still play at the NBA level. He pointed out how the Lakers could get a lift with his outside shooting, something that the purple and gold sorely lacked last season. And while Los Angeles has somehow addressed that with the acquisition of players like Danny Green and Quin Cook, adding a veteran could make sense if the Lakers are open to it.

Seeing, however, that the Lakers have a full roster, they would need to cut or waive someone. The last one to be booted out was Aric Holman, a move to make room for Dwight Howard, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported citing league sources. The eight-time All-Star was signed to a non-guaranteed deal following the unfortunate injury to DeMarcus Cousins.

At his age, there is no question that Crawford is no longer the same player he was during his prime. However, he did show everyone that he still had the offense. He broke the NBA record for being the oldest player to score more than 50 points and the most points ever scored by a player not in the starting lineup.

Looking at Crawford's resume, possibly winning an NBA title could be a sweet exit for the 8th overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft. He has played for eight different teams already and could be an asset off the bench for head coach Frank Vogel.

He last played for the Phoenix Suns and averaged 7.9 points, 1.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 0.5 steals in 18.9 minutes of action. Should he continue playing, the 2018 NBA Teammate of the Year may not mind coming off the bench for one more season. At this point of his career, an opportunity to join a winning team would be perfect but only if the Lakers are willing to insert him in favor of someone else heading into the 2019-20 NBA season.

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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. Getty Images/Michael Reaves