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Bulls Bringing Jordan Crawford to Training Camp, per Report

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp deal with guard Jordan Crawford, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania.

Crawford didn’t play in the NBA last season, instead playing overseas in China and also in the D-League. The 26-year-old played for the Dallas Mavericks in Summer League, and he didn’t perform all that well, averaging 10.2 points while shooting 36.1 percent overall and a wretched 11.1 percent (3-of-27) from three.

Crawford split the 2013-14 season with the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics. He got big minutes with the Celtics before being traded to the Warriors, averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 assists in 30.7 minutes per game in Boston that season. For his career, he’s averaged 12.2 points and 3.2 assists while shooting 40.5 percent overall and 30.6 percent from three.

With Crawford, the Bulls have 13 fully guaranteed contracts and three partially/non-guaranteed deals, so he theoretically has a chance to make the team. However:

Crawford could provide some depth in the backcourt, but he’ll need to play a lot better than he did over the summer to make the squad. And even if he does impress, the Bulls may not want to pay extra luxury tax just to have him on the roster, although other moves could be made to trim their tax payment before the end of the season.

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