May 1, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Crawford (55) dribbles the basketball during the second quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Clippers 100-99. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat Rumors: Jordan Crawford to get contract offer?

The Miami Heat are still looking to add players in the wake of losing LeBron James and it seems they’re down to adding their final piece of the offseason.

Armed with a veteran minimum contract to offer, the Heat are eyeing some still available veterans who may be looking for a chance to revive their careers in South Beach.

According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Heat are indeed interested in Leandro Barobosa but Jordan Crawford is a name that the team might want to consider if he can be had at the minimum.

I’m not sure [Barbosa] wouldn’t set up as the best available backup, even though some view him more as a point. You can play Barbosa alongside Chalmers and just call each a guard. But if Jordan Crawford should come available at the minimum, I still think he would be the preferred option.

All the Heat have to offer a free agent is the veteran minimum but it’s likely that Crawford doesn’t get a better option that that given the issues he’s had in his career with consistency. He’s only 25, so his minimum contract will be pretty sad, but one sad contractual season in Miami where he can flourish may lead to a bigger deal in 2015 and a better Heat team as well.

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