Report: 'Mutual interest' between Crawford, Warriors

NBA.com Global on Jun 29, 2018 01:14 PM
Report: 'Mutual interest' between Crawford, Warriors
Jamal Crawford NBA file photo

NBA.com staff report

The defending champion Warriors could be looking to add yet another sharp-shooter, per Zach Lowe of ESPN.com.

In an article breaking down various developments as NBA free agency approaches, Lowe writes that Golden State is interested in signing with Jamal Crawford, and that the feeling is mutual.

There is some mutual interest between the Warriors and Jamal Crawford in a potential minimum deal, sources say. He might want more than the minimum. It's unclear if the Warriors will use their mini-midlevel exception, but if they do, it likely will not be on Crawford.

Crawford, a three-time Kia Sixth Man of the Year, is coming off his lowest-scoring season (10.3 ppg) since the 2002-03 campaign. He upped his production, however, in the 2018 postseason by averaging 11.8 points per game while shooting 41.2 percent from 3-point range.

The Warriors, who could face the prospect of signing star forward Kevin Durant to a lucrative new contract, will be looking for efficient ways to fill out their roster for next season. Crawford could potentially reinforce a backcourt that will see Nick Young and Patrick McCaw hit free agency this weekend.

Crawford played 54 games for the Warriors during the 2008-09 season after being traded from New York in exchange for Al Harrington. Golden State then traded him during the 2009 offseason for Speedy Claxton and Acie Law.

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