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Ben Simmons Appears To Want The Sixers To Sign One Big-Name Free Agent

Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles against the Boston Celtics.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 3: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

There are still some prominent names left on the NBA free agent market. One of them is 18-year veteran Jamal Crawford, and he appears to have the backing of one superstar that is just about half his age.

Crawford has been getting buckets for as long as we can remember. He entered the league in 2000, and hasn't scored fewer than double-digit points since the second year in the league.

He has played for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, and most recently, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Crawford remains unsigned. The Philadelphia 76ers have been floated as a possibility for the three-time Sixth Man of the Year.

A Jamal Crawford Sixers signing has one key person in its corner: reigning Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons.

Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey noticed a Twitter like from Simmons about the team potentially signing Crawford.

The Sixers attempted to get into the LeBron James sweepstakes during this off-season. James acknowledged that he considered the team, but it doesn't really sound like they were a challenge to the Lakers.

The team has been pretty quiet otherwise. It hung on to JJ Redick, and added Wilson Chandler, but that is pretty much it.

Crawford is no longer the 20 points per game player he was a decade ago. However, he's a consistent scoring threat off the bench, and could add a different dimension to the Sixers' backcourt rotation.