The Bucks, who have been among the most active teams trying to acquire Jae Crowder, have received permission from the Suns to meet with the veteran forward, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sources tell Charania that Milwaukee is believed to be the only team that has been singled out for a one-on-one meeting.
The teams have involved in serious trade talks regarding Crowder for several months, Charania adds, with current proposals involving Jordan Nwora, George Hill, Serge Ibaka and second-round draft picks. They’ve been trying to find a third team willing to give the Suns a forward capable of playing rotation minutes, but have been unsuccessful so far.
Crowder hasn’t played at all this season after deciding not to report to training camp due to unhappiness about his projected role with Phoenix. He’s making $10.2MM in the final year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Several other teams remain interested in acquiring Crowder before the February 9 trade deadline, Charania adds, naming the Heat and Hawks among the possible suitors. He notes that Atlanta has won six of its last nine games, and new head of basketball operations Landry Fields is being patient in regard to trade negotiations.
9 thoughts on “Suns Grant Bucks Permission To Meet With Jae Crowder”
I suspect the Bucks are wondering what his mental state is – does he really even want to continue his career, is he in shape, that sort of thing? This trade talk has seemingly gone on since last season. Either get it done or end it already.
Couldn’t agree more. Seems like a locker room cancer to me. The only way I’d do this deal is for one of the above named and no picks. Except maybe Hill, who is insurance if Jrue or Carter go down.
I’m fine with the roster as it is. Crowder could definitely help as a play off tested vet if he’s in shape, but I’d much rather see the Bucks in pursuit of some youth for the future, like Cam Reddish (and maybe trying to pry Jericho Sims from the Knicks in the same deal).
They want a 2nd for Cam, and I’ve proposed Nwora, Ibaka, and two 2nds for Sims and Reddish and Knicks fans called it crazy. For a 15 minute a game 3rd string center who can’t shoot 3s.
Yeah, I’ve been watching these proposals and discussions, just as a casual fan of the Bucks. I don’t know enough about these players to have an opinion about who could help/hurt the team, but they don’t appear to need much with such a solid core. Getting younger does seem to be a priority going forward to keep this thing going – without wrecking chemistry, and we see what happens when we lose one of the starters, so quality depth is critical. Why a non-playoff team wants to hold onto a 3rd stringer like that is striking. You’d have to think most guys in that position would like to see what it’s like to play on a contender- a real championship level team once in your career so you know what it takes.
They did sign him to an extension, a move that strikes me as meant to improve his trade value. 15 minutes a game and can’t shoot a lick (he doesn’t have the attempts, but would lead the league in shooting percentage because apparently he only shoots when he has a dunk or tip in attempt, at 80% right now).
He’s hyper athletic, but that just makes him a 6′ 9″ version of Marjon without any skill set.
I think Knicks fans are just in love with that part. Not realizing they need to go into full rebuild mode and ditch Randle and Rose and maybe the overrated Barret and build around the other 4 decent guys with a superstar.
Which should mean that a 3rd string developmental center is available.
Bucks should offer 4 Seconds for the trade proposal like that
Suns have the worst FO in the nba
Do they have any friendship?
Top 3 worst GMs so far this season
To call the warriors gm terrible any year is a joke. The suns have lost booker most of the season and Paul a good portion. Also trading crowder for one second round pick and a bunch of washed up guys isn’t exactly a good offer.
Crowder may be a glue piece that can help in the play offs like a PJ Tucker, but in terms of his actual game stats and value, it’s no more than a 2nd round pick.
The only reason to throw in a washed up guy–and Nwora is young and still developing and I’d ONLY offer him and a pick–is to make the money work out. Sadly for the Bucks, they’d have to give up Hill, Nwora and Serge for him.
And I’d rather see them trade Nwora, Serge and a pair of seconds to the Knicks for Cam and Jericho.
Trade Hill. He is bad luck. You won’t win with him on your team
Ridiculous. Hill has been a solid pro his entire career and is a high character guy. His poor performance last year was solely due to injury. He’s as good a defender as anyone his size in the NBA (except maybe Jrue).
You’re an idiot.