Report: Warriors and Jamal Crawford have ‘mutual interest’ in free-agent reunion

Veteran reserve spent last season with the Wolves

Karl Buscheck
June 29, 2018 - 9:19 am

With free-agency looming, the Warriors continue to be connected to Jamal Crawford, the former Dub who most recently came off the bench for Minnesota.

According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, both the club and the player are intrigued in a potential reunion — assuming the money is right.

“There is some mutual interest between the Warriors and Jamal Crawford in a potential minimum deal, sources say. He might want more than the minimum. It's unclear if the Warriors will use their mini-midlevel exception, but if they do, it likely will not be on Crawford.”

The Warriors midlevel exception is worth $5.3 million, but when luxury-tax penalties are factored in, the total cost would be about $21.6 million. The club’s veteran minimum would be valued at $2.4 million.

The guard averaged 10.3 ppg with the Wolves last year in 80 contests but wasn’t exactly a sharp shooter from distance, compiling a 33.1 percentage on triples.

Both Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have already been pushing for the addition of Crawford, while Stephen Curry and unnamed assistants are in favor of the move.

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