During the 2012-2013 nba season, jamal crawford playing for the los angeles clippers, had a free throw percentage of 0.871. using complete sentences, describe the likelihood that he would make the free throw each time he stepped up to the line that season. explain your reasoning.
When Jamal Crawford comes to the free throw line, in the 2012-2013 NBA season, he would make 871 free throws out of 1000. Therefore, his percentage of making a free throw would by %87.1
When Carmelo Anthony makes his expected Portland Trail Blazers debut on Tuesday night in New Orleans, Jamal Crawford will be back in the Pacific Northwest, tweaking his daily workout routine to mix in some TV time.
Crawford typically heads to the gym twice daily in Seattle to keep himself sharp while waiting for the kind of call Anthony just got from the Trail Blazers. But some games in mid-November are must-watch — and Blazers at Pelicans suddenly qualifies as worthy of schedule shuffling.
“I’m rooting for Melo big time,” Crawford said.
Like Anthony, Crawford has no shortage of supporters openly wondering when he will be summoned back to the N.B.A. No less a legend than Bill Russell tweeted in support of Crawford on Nov. 8, tacking on the hashtag: #getthismanajob.
Crawford turns 40 in March, but admitted he was “shocked” his phone didn’t ring with more interest in the off-season after his 2018-19 stint with the Phoenix Suns. He didn’t have a job with the Suns, either, until the night before the regular season started — but Crawford finished the campaign with a 51-point flourish in Dallas on April 9.
It was one of the most remarkable regular-season finales in league history. In Dirk Nowitzki’s last home game of his Hall of Fame-worthy run with the Dallas Mavericks, in which he scored 30 points on 31 shots before closing out his career the next night in San Antonio, Crawford arguably upstaged him. In Game 82 for the Suns, Crawford scored 51 points on 30 shots in 38 minutes 8 seconds — off the bench.
ImageJamal Crawford will turn 40 in March, but he said he’s not ready to retire.
Jamal Crawford will turn 40 in March, but he said he’s not ready to retire.Credit...Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports, via Reuters
From a selfish perspective, it was the sort of one-of-a-kind occasion that helped me make up for some internal conflict that still lingers from the final day of the 2015-16 season. I was in Oakland, Calif., that night to see the Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies and clinch a record-breaking 73rd victory against just nine losses, but that meant I could not be in Los Angeles to see Kobe Bryant score 60 points on 50 shots in his Lakers farewell after 20 seasons.
The stark difference from that wild and unforgettable occasion, of course, is that everyone knew Bryant was retiring before he walked onto the Staples Center floor and proceeded to riddle the Utah Jazz for sixty. Crawford does not want to retire.
In a phone interview, he made it clear that he remained determined to find a new team and rejected the notion that walking away after such a monumental game, à la Kobe, would make for the perfect send-off.
“I know that it was historic in a bunch of ways,” Crawford said of a performance that made him the oldest 50-point scorer in league history, as well as the first to do so as a reserve — and to do it with four franchises (Suns, Warriors, Knicks, Bulls).
“But I honestly thought more so along the lines of: ‘I’m re-energized. I’m ready for the next chapter.’”
Crawford’s detractors assert that he is bound to surrender more points defensively than he could ever score at this stage of his career. But he doesn’t fire back at them. Insistent on positivity even though this is the first November since his lone collegiate season at Michigan in 1999-2000 in which he did not hold an N.B.A. job, Crawford appears to have taken on the role of spokesman for the various veteran free agents who, like him, have been unable to find a new employer since last season.
“Take myself out of it,” Crawford said, before proceeding to list several peers in a similar bind: Corey Brewer, Joakim Noah, Kenneth Faried and J.R. Smith. Crawford also mentioned Jeremy Lin, who signed with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association when he could not land an N.B.A. contract over the summer.
“You still have a ton of quality guys out there,” Crawford said. “That’s something that’s a little alarming for me.”
ImageCrawford won the Sixth Man of the Year Award twice with the Clippers, in the 2013-14 season and in 2015-16.
Crawford won the Sixth Man of the Year Award twice with the Clippers, in the 2013-14 season and in 2015-16.Credit...Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports, via Reuters
The past week, though, has been a source of encouragement. The Nets signed Iman Shumpert in response to Caris LeVert’s need for surgery on his right thumb. Then the Blazers, however desperate they looked at 4-8 when their Anthony interest went public, ended Melo’s yearlong wait for an opportunity to go out in circumstances more befitting of a 25,551-point scorer.
Things are starting to happen for the veteran set.
“I honestly don’t think it’s anything personal,” Crawford said of the fact that he remains unsigned. “Obviously I can still play.”