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NBA Rumors: New York Knicks Express Interest In Trading For Jamal Crawford

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The Los Angeles Clippers have been one of the busiest teams in the NBA during the offseason. After an embarrassing collapse in the NBA playoffs against the Houston Rockets, the Clippers brass were determined to set things right with head coach and general manager, Doc Rivers, making an effort to upgrade the squad in any way possible.

Unfortunately, veteran guard Jamal Crawford doesn’t appear to be in the team’s long-term plans. It’s been no secret that Crawford is on the trading block in Los Angeles and available for the right deal in return, but no deal has come to fruition as of yet.

According to Frank Isola of New York Daily News, the New York Knicks are the latest team to show interest in acquiring the two-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year:

At 35, 36 in March, Crawford may only have a couple years left playing at a high level in the NBA. The journeyman hasn’t shown signs of decline in Los Angeles due to be used the right way by Rivers and company, but in a different system that could change.

Crawford has bounced around the league during his career playing for six different teams. Crawford’s longest stint with a team came with the Knicks. The veteran guard played in New York from 2004 to 2008 before being dealt to the Golden State Warriors for Al Harrington 11 games into the 2008-09 NBA season.

The Clippers have Crawford under contract for one more season at $5.6 million. Crawford will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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