TNT has found a replacement for Dwyane Wade.
According to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, TNT made a deal with longtime quarterback Jamal Crawford to join the NBA’s Tuesday night studio show this season.
Crawford will be in the studio on Tuesdays this season along with Shaquille O’Neal, Candice Parker and Adam Lefko.
Crawford spent two decades in the league with nine different teams, including the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 14.6 points and 3.4 assists in 1,327 games and scored over 19,400 points, 61st on the league’s top scorers list.
Crawford last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2019, but he only appeared in one game. The three-time Sixth Person of the Year winner officially retired earlier this year.
Wade joined TNT in 2019 and spent three seasons as an analyst on his studio shows. During the off-season, TNT reportedly offered him a new contract, but he turned it down in order to pursue other business interests. The longtime Miami Heat star acquired a stake in the Utah Jazz in 2021.
The NBA season will officially begin on October 18 on TNT with a double headline: First, the Boston Celtics take on the Philadelphia 76s, and then the Golden State Warriors take on the Los Angeles Lakers.