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Don Ryan, Associated Press
Free agents Jamal Crawford, right, and Craig Smith, who signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, appear at a news conference in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.

PORTLAND, Ore. — 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.

Crawford, a free agent who played last season in Atlanta, now plays for McMillan.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard agreed to two-year deal with the Trail Blazers on Thursday. He was introduced at a news conference on Friday, along with another Portland free-agent acquisition, forward Craig Smith.

Crawford, who won the NBA's Sixth Man award in 2010, will help fill the void left by the departure of three-time All-Star Brandon Roy. Crawford is expected to be an offensive spark for the second unit in Portland.