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Report: Jordan Crawford works out with Pistons

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That doesn’t mean he has any shot at making the roster

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Veteran shooting guard and Detroit native Jordan Crawford has been working out with the Detroit Pistons according to Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops.

However, for those puzzling over why a team that already has too many players on its roster would bring in a 30-year-old guard it likely doesn’t need, take note of the wording.

“Working out with the Detroit Pistons,” per Amico Hoops. Not working out FOR the Pistons. There are probably a couple things going on here:

  1. A local guy wants to continue his career but with a real shot at NBA roster looking unlikely he’s staying local and the team is nice enough to provide facilities and professionals
  2. Crawford wants to return to the NBA so this is simply a way of getting his name out there and reminding other franchises he still exists and hungry for another shot
  3. Crawford played overseas last season and is likely headed there again as you can still make a very good living in pro ball overseas. However, if he has decided to ease up on the gas pedal and wants to stay stateside, a spot with the Grand Rapids Drive would likely be preferable to any other G League destination. He played there for a season in 2016-17.

Crawford is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, aka the deepest position on the Pistons roster with a skillset that doesn’t stand out against any of his competition. He aint gonna stick in Detroit. He last played in the NBA in 2017-18 for a five-game stint with the New Orleans Pelicans.