The Chicago Bulls have signed free agent guard Jordan Crawford to a non-guaranteed training camp deal, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.
Crawford was taken with the No. 27 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He's played for four teams, most recently the Golden State Warriors in 2013-14. He spent last season playing in China before suffering an eye injury and ending the year in the D-League playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Crawford can be an effective if inefficient bench scorer. He averaged 16.3 points per game (... on 39 percent shooting from the field and 23.8 percent shooting from three) in 26 games with the 2010-11 Wizards. He also averaged 13.7 points per game (on 41.8 percent shooting from the field and 31.8 percent shooting from three) in 39 games for the Celtics in 2013-14.
Crawford isn't certain to make the team, because, as NBC's Sean Highkin notes, the Bulls typically only like to carry 14 players. It makes sense the Bulls would be interested, though. After all, the Bulls are eternally in need of someone who can dunk on LeBron. Hopefully next time it happens TV cameras capture it and Nike can't erase the evidence like they're the Men In Black, or something.
Personally, I will always remember Jordan Crawford for nearing killing Gus Johnson with a bomb of a three-pointer to force double overtime in Sweet 16 in 2010, because that was one of the better NCAA Tournament games of the decade. Crawford's Xavier team fell to Proviso East product Jacob Pullen and Kansas State, but not before Crawford finished with 32 points.
Also worth noting: Carmelo Anthony now can't come within 500 feet of the United Center without wanted to sock one of the Bulls' players in the nose. So it goes.