Jamal Crawford says that when he was growing up in Seattle he used to sneak into the SuperSonics’ facilities. There, he’d scrimmage a bit with guard Nate McMillan, who would give the 16-year-old tips on his jumper. “He knows my game better than anybody else,” Crawford said.
Crawford, a free agent who played last season in Atlanta, now plays for McMillan. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard agreed to a two-year deal with the Trail Blazers on Thursday. He was introduced at a news conference Friday, along with another Portland free-agent acquisition, forward Craig Smith.