Over the last few decades, the NBA has focused on diverting its attention to benefitting players who are elite scorers.
After all, the league has changed several rules in favor of scorers, thus allowing fans to witness extremely high-scoring games.
There are a plethora of former and current players who have had the ability to dominate the game with their scoring abilities.
But one player who often gets overlooked is Jamal Crawford.
Crawford recently claimed via his official Twitter handle that he could average in the high 20s if he was a starter in today’s NBA.
I agree with me 🤣🤣 https://t.co/12ozwymbAI
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 8, 2023
Crawford played in the NBA for 20 seasons and averaged 14.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game over the course of his career.
Crawford managed to score more than 20 points per game in a season just once during his NBA career.
So, it’s ironic that the former NBA player made the claim about averaging points in the high 20s had he played in today’s league.
All things considered, Crawford still had a deep bag of skills, which helped him become one of the most trustworthy sixth men during his career.
In fact, many regard Crawford as the best sixth man to ever play in the league, as he won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award three times over his 20-year career.
Many have even made the case for Crawford to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his contributions to the NBA.
Considering Crawford’s 3-point shooting accuracy and his abilities as a scorer, there’s a chance that he could have averaged in the high 20s as a starter.
However, there are simply too many variables to know for certain.