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Report: Jamal Crawford to sign with Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn has also agreed to a deal with veteran Michael Beasley

Veteran guard Jamal Crawford has agreed to a deal to join the Brooklyn Nets, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Crawford could contribute immediately as the Nets will be without four players in Orlando due to the coronavirus — DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler and Taurean Prince. Also ruled out due to injury are star centerpieces Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

The 40-year-old Crawford has been out of the league since the 2018-19 season, when he averaged 7.9 points and 3.6 assists in 64 games with the Phoenix Suns, notably scoring 51 points off the bench (18-30 FGs) in the season finale vs. Dallas. Crawford was the oldest player in league history to top 50, and also became the only player to score 50 for four different teams.

In his career, Crawford has averaged 14.6 points and 3.6 assists while taking home Sixth Man of the Year Award three times.

The Nets agreed to a deal with veteran Michael Beasley on Thursday, the team announced.

Beasley, who last averaged 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 26 games with the Lakers in the 2018-19 season, would need to serve a five-game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy last August.