APRIL. 11, 2011; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Jamal Crawford (11)drives to the basket on Golden State Warriors small forward Richard Jefferson (44) during the fourth quarter of the game at the Rose Garden. Crawford scored 34 as the Blazers won the game 118-110. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE
The Philadelphia 76ers are among a handful of teams pursuing a trade for Jamal Crawford, according to a report from CSNNW.com.
Chris Haynes reports that the Portland Trail Blazers are fielding offers for Crawford from the Sixers, Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves, and have also received "diminutive interest" from the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns.
Crawford has already expressed interest in declining the option year on his contract which would pay him $5 million in 2012-13, but the Blazers convinced him to extend his opt-out deadline so they could attempt to find an acceptable suitor in the trade market. If Crawford doesn't get traded, he is expected to opt out on June 29, the day after the NBA Draft.
The Sixers could lose Lou Williams, who led their team in scoring off the bench, as an unrestricted free agent this summer, so acquiring another scoring guard would make sense. Crawford averaged 13.9 points on 38.4 percent shooting last season, his only year with the Blazers.
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