Report: Warriors, Lakers, others lining up to get Jamal Crawford after trade, but Hawks prefer trade to buyouut


Jamal Crawford will head to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a nearly-complete three-team trade that sends Danilo Gallinari to the Clippers and paves the way for Paul Millsap to be a Nugget.

Crawford is not long for the Hawks, and teams are lining up to get him.

Golden State wants him, according to Marc Spears and Chris Haynes of ESPN.

Spears also reported that Crawford would like to be a Laker after he’s bought out, teaming with Lonzo Ball.

Other teams would be interested in the former Sixth Man of the Year as well, but don’t just assume that the Hawks are going to buy him out and send Crawford on his way. They want compensation, as they should, reports Sam Amick of the USA Today.

All of which is to say, don’t expect this to happen fast. Crawford needs to decide how badly he wants out of Atlanta, the Hawks need to see what they can get in return (likely not much, teams know a buyout is coming). This is going to take a little time to shake out.