Jordan Crawford‘s time with the Golden State Warriors was rocky, to say the least, and it’s no surprise that they want no part of him next season.
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Warriors are looking to sign-and-trade Crawford, who is an unrestricted free agent. The Bulls, Mavericks, Lakers, and Knicks are reportedly interested in Crawford’s services.
The fourth-year guard out of Xavier was traded to the Warriors midseason in an effort to provide more scoring off the bench. The Warriors statistically had one of the worst benches in the league last season, and they wanted Crawford to be that spark.
At times he was, but Crawford was more erratic than productive. He averaged 8.4 points and 1.4 assists in 42 games with the Warriors, and those 1.4 assists per game are all you need to know about his tenure in Golden State. The ball would often stop moving once it got into his hands; Crawford loved isolation plays for himself and taking long, ill-advised jumpers. This is part of the reason why the Warriors traded for Steve Blake later on in the season, acquiring a sure-handed, veteran player who can come of the bench and share the ball, unlike Crawford.
With newly-hired head coach Steve Kerr wanting a free-moving offense that shares the ball, it’s no surprise that the Warriors want no part of Crawford anymore.
Look for him to be with another team relatively soon, whether it’s by trade or free agency.