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Report: Jamal Crawford To Make Trade Request If Not Extended

Sam Amick of NBA Fanhouse reports that Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford is ready to request a trade if the team does not extend his contract.

Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford plans to ask for a trade if he is not given an extension in the near future, a source close to him told FanHouse. The 11th-year veteran averaged 18 points last season, winning the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award while helping the Hawks to a 53-29 record before they were swept by the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

It’s not known how motivated, if at all, Sund is to extend Crawford. But clearly, Crawford wants out sooner rather than later if Sund doesn’t envision him in the Hawks’ long-term plans. If Sund does opt to trade Crawford, there would be no shortage of suitors, as Crawford’s explosive scoring off the bench and $10 million expiring contract could help any team.

Earlier, we noted that he requested an extension.

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