The Golden State Warriors want to go tit-for-tat with Jordan Crawford. They will help him out if he provides value to them. A sign-and-trade might be the perfect compromise.
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As per Yahoo! Sports source, the Warriors are now offering that deal around. Crawford no longer fits in the Golden State of mind. Simply, the Warriors back court is too good. There’s Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Shaun Livingston just signed a three-year deal. Even Andre Iguodala can play two.
According to the report, Crawford had been getting interest from the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. Those are the most likely targets for the Warriors sign-and-trade.
Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk aptly describes Crawfords game:
"Crawford, who came to the Warriors mid-season in a trade with Boston, is an attacking guard who is score first and not much of a distributor and is an inconsistent jump shooter. The Warriors hoped to find a spark off the bench guy but he wasn’t consistent and worked much better off the ball with Steve Blake handling the offensive controls. It’s not a role the Warriors need but at a relatively cheap price he could help a team and the Warriors can help him get there if needed."
This offer might mean that the Klay Thompson for Kevin Love rumors might begin to die down. If they had any interest in trading Thompson they might keep Crawford and other guards within an arms reach. They wouldn’t necessarily be pushing to get him to sign elsewhere.