Jamal Crawford of Los Angeles Clippers has been the subject of NBA trade rumors recently. It is expected that the Clippers are trading the point guard to Minnesota Timberwolves. Read on for more details.
According to SportsBlog, Doc Rivers, the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, has added several players to the team this off-season. There have been rumors claiming that their point/ shooting guard Jamal Crawford wishes to move away from team and become a free agent.
What is the reason that made Crawford to think about moving away from the Clippers? Well, it is due to the addition of new bench players to the team by Doc Rivers.
“You basically have five people in the second unit who can all handle the ball and make plays,” declared Crawford. He feels that this would not work out. It seems that Crawford is actually right. The new additions to the team can handle the ball quite well. However, what the team actually needs is a “deadeye shooter.” This is what Crawford also feels.
However, there is great possibility that the Clippers could trade Crawford. It seems that the Minnesota Timberwolves shows interest for Crawford in exchange of their Sixth Man, Kevin Martin. The Cleveland Cavaliers allegedly shows interest with Martin, while the Timberwolves prefers to trade him to the Clippers for Crawford.
Is Crawford the right exchange for Martin? Well, Martin is one of the most efficient scorers in the NBA. He “averaged 20 points off 39.3% from the arc.” While Crawford “averaged 15.8 points off 32.7% from 3-point range” last season. He has the credit of being the fourth player in NBA history to win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award twice, in 2010 and 2014.
Based on a report from KpopStarz, the Minnesota Timberwolves is happy with their skilled players like Kevin Martin, Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Pekovic, Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, and Kevin Garnett.
We conclude that Jamal Crawford of Los Angeles Clippers and Kevin Martin of Minnesota Timberwolves might be traded at some point.
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