Current Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford is interested in joining the Cavaliers, if a buyout is reached with the team.
Jamal Crawford was traded to the Atlanta Hawks a few days ago, and he already wants out. Crawford reportedly wanted to join a contender, but he had no say in the trade the Los Angeles Clippers made to send him to Atlanta.
The Clippers, Hawks and Nuggets completed a three-team trade that was highlighted by Paul Millsap going to Denver, Danilo Gallinari joining the Clippers, and Crawford of course joining the Hawks. Crawford still may be able to have his wish granted, as he is reportedly in discussions with the Hawks on a buyout that would allow him to choose a team of his liking.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are unsurprisingly at the top of his list. According to the Cleveland.com, Crawford reportedly spoke to LeBron James about potentially joining forces, and that was enough to sway his mind. James would love to add another veteran sharpshooter on his side, as Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith already fit those descriptions on his team.
Crawford has been one of the best scorers coming off the bench in the NBA for the last several seasons. He has averaged double-digit points per game in every season since 2002-03, which was his third year in the NBA. He has won three NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards, most recently winning the award in 2016.
If Crawford is able to reach a buyout with the Hawks, he will put himself in prime position to end his career with a real shot at competing for a championship. Although Crawford is now 37 years old, he can still get buckets in bunches with the rest of them, and remains fun to watch when he is hot from the field.