Earlier this week, we heard that the Wizards were shopping Jordan Crawford, and it sounds as if a trade may be the preferred outcome for both the team and the player. According to Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, Crawford isn't pleased with his reduced role in Washington, while Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio says flatly (via Twitter) that Crawford wants to be traded.
Crawford, 24, was seeing major minutes earlier in the season, averaging 19.1 PPG and 6.1 APG in 13 contests in December. However, he has seen his playing time reduced since John Wall returned to the lineup in January and since rookie Bradley Beal has emerged. Recently, Crawford has been removed entirely from the Wizards' rotation.
Last night, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported that the Wizards aren't interested in taking back long-term salary for Crawford. Still, even if Washington were to take on a multiyear contract in a trade, the cost wouldn't be exorbitant — Crawford is only earning about $1.2MM this season, so he'd be unable to bring back more than about $1.8MM on his own.