Well, now we see why Jae Crowder posted that cryptic Instagram story with a time clock as the Suns came really close to finalizing a three-team trade to send Jae Crowder to a mystery team according to Jake Fischer.
The Phoenix Suns were close to finalizing a three-team trade involving Jae Crowder last night, per @JakeLFischer pic.twitter.com/N1KSv7GMuV
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) November 17, 2022
There were rumors of a trade happening before the Golden State Warrior’s game which made Crowder take to Instagram after the trade didn’t go through.
Jae Crowder’s latest IG story got people wondering if there is a potential trade on the horizon 👀#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/SUihYKjbaR
— Burn City Sports (@BurnCitySports) November 17, 2022
The Suns have been looking to trade Crowder ever since the beginning of the offseason as soon as they made Cam Johnson the starter going into this year. There have been rumors surfacing of teams like the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers being interested in the veteran player.
There are now reports surfacing that the Milwaukee Bucks is the most likely destination for Jae Crowder’s services according to Jake Fischer. This doesn’t come as a surprise as the Bucks have been interested in Crowder dating back to the offseason as they are looking to continue to anchor their top defensive unit in the league.
If a trade were to happen, the Suns have been looking for rotational players in return and a player that has been in trade talks for a while in Milwaukee has been Grayson Allen according to Jake Fischer.
Milwaukee has called numerous teams about Grayson Allen’s trade prospects, per @JakeLFischer pic.twitter.com/CKqRSTxmtW
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) November 11, 2022
Allen on the season is averaging 10.1 points per game on 42.6 % three-point shooting on 4 attempts. He’s also shooting 93% from the free-throw line and would give the Suns a much-needed boost shooting the ball coming off the bench with Cam Johnson now being a starter.
In the meantime, we will just continue to sit back and wait for a trade to get finalized as the clock is ticking as Crowder posted on his Instagram story until the time of the trade deadline.
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