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REPORT: There Is a ‘Strong Possibility’ That Jamal Crawford Could Join the Warriors 


Some crazy news came out of LA last night that has Danilo Gallinari going to the Clippers, Paul Millsap going to the Nuggets and veteran guard Jamal Crawford going to the Hawks in a three-team trade.


The Clippers needed to move some pieces to give Gallinari a deal that would pay him approximently $20 million in his first year, which is why Crawford and big man Diamond Stone ended up being involved. Multiple reports say that the 37-year-old Crawford will request a buyout from the Hawks and become a free agent. The Warriors are reportedly the frontrunners to sign J-Crossover if this trade does go down and he reaches a buyout agreement with the Hawks. Via ESPN:

There’s a strong possibility that either LA Clippers guard Jamal Crawford or free agent Nick Young could end up with the Golden State Warriors this offseason, league sources tell ESPN.

Sources informed ESPN that Crawford would seek an immediate buyout and the Warriors would be the front-runners for his services if they still possessed the taxpayer midlevel exception of $5.2 million. Crawford has two years and $29 million remaining on his contract, but the final year is non-guaranteed. He has made nearly $135 million over his 17-year career.

Crawford played 54 games for the Warriors during the 2008-09 season, a year before the franchise drafted Stephen Curry. He has often spoken about how much he enjoyed his time in the Bay Area.

Crawford will only consider contending teams following a buyout should the trade go through, sources says. He averaged 12.3 points last season and shot 36 percent from beyond the arc.

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