The New York Knicks aren't done shopping for upgrades after trading three players to the Bulls for guard Derrick Rose. They have roster spots and money to spare, so they're involved in reports about several free agents. Among them is former Clippers guard and versatile veteran scorer Jamal Crawford, per the New York Daily News:
Finally, Jackson will turn his attention to building a supporting cast and one former Knick emerging as a viable option is Jamal Crawford, the NBA's only three-time Sixth Man of Year.
Crawford, 36, has strong support within the Knicks organization and that feeling appears to be mutual.
"I'm not talking about any one team but everyone knows how I feel about New York," Crawford told The News. "I really enjoyed my time there."
Crawford spent five seasons in New York with the Knicks, averaging 17.6 points per game on 35 percent shooting from deep.
Crawford fills an area of need, shooter, on the Knicks, but the other big area of need for New York, defense, is a problem. Crawford has struggled in that area as he's gotten older. Still, in a revamped triangle, especially if the Knicks can find another post presence, Crawford could feast on weakside rotations.
It would be a good story for a guy who had some fun years with the Knicks to go back and provide the Triangle with some much needed spacing, and he'd work well in Jeff Hornacek's designs as well.