Almost half of the season has passed, and the Phoenix Suns are still paying Jae Crowder millions of dollars to not play for them.
Of course, there has been speculation and some pretty close calls, but it seems as if every discussion hits a dead end.
According to the most recent rumors, the Suns were interested in Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin.
Martin has three years of NBA experience and has begun to show signs of promise over the past two seasons with the Heat.
While his numbers may not jump off the page, the 27-year-old would have offered additional flexibility in multiple positions, along with much needed younger legs off the bench.
Unfortunately for the Suns, Miami may only be interested in Crowder if it is in a buyout situation instead of a trade.
According to Barry Jackson at the Maimi Herd:
“The Heat remains interested in Jae Crowder, but only in a buyout situation, barring Phoenix shockingly taking a bad contract off Miami’s hands.”
With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching (February 9th), the Suns are running out of time to find a landing spot for Jae Crowder.
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