Recent Los Angeles Lakers rumors involve free agent Jamal Crawford, whom Snoop Dogg would like to see the team sign.
Despite the NBA being suspended for the foreseeable future, there have been some Los Angeles Lakers rumors continuing to pop up. A lot of those Lakers rumors have involved updates with where the league could be in the next few weeks.
Originally, the NBA suspended operations for 30 days. Their suspension will be pushed further, as the CDC recommended no group gatherings of more than 50 people. Even without allowing fans into the arena, it would take more than 50 people to air an NBA game.
Another fallout from the suspension is that the NBA will enter a moratorium period, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. That means that all NBA business would freeze, such as trades, signings, 10-day contracts and player or team options.
The Lakers have had their fair share of player movement in recent weeks. While they didn’t make a deal prior to the NBA Trade Deadline, they jumped into the buyout market.
Los Angeles signed Markieff Morris after waiving DeMarcus Cousins, who was still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in August. The team also signed Dion Waiters after waiving Troy Daniels, who was not in the rotation.
Despite those two moves being made, a debate could be had if the Lakers need more off the bench. Adding another player that could get a basket creating their own offense.
While the season is suspended, transactions cannot occur, but discussions about the roster will still happen until anything becomes official.
During an appearance on the podcast, All The Smoke, with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, with Snoop Dogg as a guest, the trio discussed the battle for Los Angeles. This has been a hot topic all season, as the Lakers and LA Clippers have looked like two of the three best teams in the NBA all season.
They discussed who could help the Lakers in that matchup. If Snoop Dogg had his way, he let it be known that he believes the Lakers should sign Crawford to help push the team over the edge.
“That’s who we need Jamal Crawford,” said Snoop Dogg. “He can answer, and I say in the marry month of May we have an acquisition because everything is not what it’s supposed to be. There is always something missing.”
Snoop Dogg isn’t the first person to speak highly of Crawford in regards to the Lakers. All-Star Anthony Davis also spoke highly of the veteran guard as well.
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“Instant scorer,” Davis replied. “If we’re looking for a scorer, he’s definitely on that list. He can score at will. He knows the game, very crafty with the ball, so if we’re looking for a scorer, then he’s definitely a guy I can see us going after.”
Crawford wasn’t signed by any team during the summer and remains a free agent right now, but he can score at will, indeed.
In his last appearance in the NBA, with the Phoenix Suns, Crawford dropped 51 points against the Dallas Mavericks. He made 18-of-30 from the field, knocking down 7-of-13 3-pointers and going 8-of-9 from the foul line. He added five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block for good measure.
The Suns are the fourth organization that Crawford has broken the 50-point plateau with. He is the only player in the history of the NBA to accomplish that feat.
The fact that Crawford is still available is surprising. He is a professional bucket getter and wouldn’t disrupt the chemistry in a locker room. Whatever role was asked of him, he would fill it.
For the Lakers, Crawford would present instant offense. Evidence by the last time he played, he is a walking bucket and could still provide scoring punch despite being days away from his 40th birthday.
If the Lakers open up another roster spot, Crawford is someone that they should seriously consider given his scoring chops and ability to be a playmaker if need be.