Pros and cons of Jamal Crawford on the Timberwolves

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 28: Jamal Crawford
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 28: Jamal Crawford /
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – APRIL 28: Jamal Crawford
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – APRIL 28: Jamal Crawford /

Three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford has reportedly agreed to join the Timberwolves to shore up their bench. What are the pros and cons of this addition to the Wolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Jamal Crawford have reportedly agreed to a two-year, $8.7 million contract.

Crawford is a great addition to the struggling bench for Minnesota — a bench that ranked last in the NBA for points last season.

Crawford is known for his explosive play off the bench which makes him a great fit for Minnesota. He is the only player in history to be a three-time Sixth Man of the Year and continues to show that he is one of the elite premier bench players in the NBA.

The former L.A. Clipper can be the missing piece to the puzzle that Minnesota is currently building. His impact will be felt immediately because what he brings is something that the Timberwolves did not have last season.

He is someone you can check into the game and known without a doubt that he’ll get you some points. Though, like all good things Jamal also comes with his flaws.

One main flaw about Crawford is the fact that hes 37 years old. You aren’t sure which Crawford you’ll get next season, and that makes it a huge risk. There’s a chance we may see Sixth Man of the Year Crawford, but there is also a chance we may see a veteran who will give minimal production.

This is a chance the Timberwolves have to take, though. Minnesota needs help of the bench and Crawford will come into that role and fill it perfectly seeing as he knows the role so well.

Can Crawford be a main reason why the Timberwolves make the playoffs next year?

Here are some pros and cons of why he may be and why he may not be.