Sixth man of the year winner looking for a long deal, no matter where he ends up.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford has become the subject of sign-and-trade rumours this NBA free agency period as the try and upgrade in several areas.
Small forward and front-court depth are two areas of concern for the Clippers as they try and make the next step in the ultra competitive Western conference.
Despite having little wiggle room in terms of salary cap spending, the Clippers are hope to lure Philadelphia’s Spencer Haws or Cleveland’s Luol Deng in a deal with Crawford.
Regardless of where he ends up, Crawford’s manager says his client wants a long deal next summer.
“Our intention is to get an extension with the Clippers or anywhere else that he may be traded based on the fact that he’s undervalued for the production he’s providing,” his agent Andy Miller said.
Crawford has two years and $11 million left on his contract and Miller claim that his client should be rewarded with a richer deal is justified.
The tricky shooting guard averaged 18.6 points in 30 minutes per game on his way to his second Sixth Man of the Year award in four seasons.
Crawford also averaged 15.5 points in 24 minutes per game in the 2014 Western Conference playoffs.
In 14 NBA seasons, Crawford has averaged 15.5 points. He’s played with Chicago, New York, Golden State, Atlanta, Portland and the Clippers.