Crawford was waived by the Pelicans on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The move comes in response to the signing of Jameer Nelson, which was completed earlier in the day after the veteran was waived by the Nuggets. Crawford, who averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds through the Pels' first two games, will now be a free agent and will look to either catch on with another team or head to the D-League/overseas.
Crawford did not start Friday night and probably will not start when the season opens on Wednesday as he has always excelled leading a team's second unit. That being said, he did record more playing time than anyone else on the team and turned that into a team-high point total. Crawford is a prolific scorer who, even when he does not have the three working, can produce points on the wing, which will help free up big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins down low.
Crawford compiled 21 points (8-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal over 30 minutes in Saturday's 123-101 loss to the Warriors.
Crawford continues to excel off the second unit, and he notably saw 30 minutes for the second straight game Saturday. The 28-year-old has averaged 20.5 points over the last two contests, and has hit double digits in the scoring column in 10 of the last 11 games. Crawford should see a healthy dose of playing time over the final two games of the season, making him a viable Hail Mary-option for those needing a last-minute boost in scoring and shooting percentage.
Crawford recorded 20 points (10-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), three assists, one rebound and one steal across 30 minutes during a 122-106 loss to the Nuggets on Friday.
Crawford provided a nice boost for the team off the bench, as he attained his second 20-point outing since he was signed by the team. E'Twaun Moore (ankle) was forced to leave the game, so Crawford's role increased slightly as a result. The 30 minutes matched a season high for him. He has scored in double figures in all but two games with the team, so he is a nice pickup for owners looking for a low-end source of points. His role could increase slightly if Moore is forced to miss games.
Crawford scored 14 points (5-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding two assists, a rebound and a blocked shot over 30 minutes in Monday's 108-100 loss against the Jazz.
The former standout at Xavier rolled up 30 minutes of playing time, his highest total of the season, and he scored in double digits for the fifth straight outing and 10th time in 11 games in the Big Easy. He has also hit at least one 3-pointer in each of his 11 appearances in a New Orleans uniform.
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