Report: Warriors All-Stars are lobbying for Jamal Crawford signing in free agency

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If there's one team in the NBA that doesn't need to make many moves this offseason, it's the Golden State Warriors.

With four All-Stars in their starting lineup, it almost doesn't matter who else they have on their roster as they're capable of beating any team.

But regardless of how good they are, the back-to-back champions are always looking at ways of making themselves stronger.

The lure of a championship

With very little cap space to work with, the Warriors are limited as to who they can acquire in free agency.

But they have hopes of luring available veterans who may be willing to accept reduced contracts to compete for a championship.

One player they that may fit that bill is Jamal Crawford after he opted out of his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, the Dubs are interested in the 38-year-old and the feeling is mutual.

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"There is some mutual interest between the Warriors and Jamal Crawford in a potential minimum deal, sources say," Lowe wrote.

"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."

Marcus Thompson of The Athletic reports that Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are already lobbying general manager Bob Myers to sign the guard.

Last year, the Warriors players had a huge influence in convincing the front office to take a gamble on Nick Young but an even stronger push is now being made for Crawford.

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"Bob Myers is back in the same spot. ... once again under pressure to sign someone his star players want even if the front office might not think he’s the answer they need," Thompson said.

"Green and Durant are already lobbying. Stephen Curry is on board. Some of the assistant coaches want him, too.

"It will be enough to get Myers on the phone with Crawford’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, when the free agency period begins."


A potential deal would see the silky ball-handler return to the team he played 54 games for in the 2008-09 season when he was traded by the New York Knicks.

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The three-time Sixth Man of the Year is coming off his lowest scoring season since 2002-03 when he posted just 10.3 points for the T-Wolves.

But in the playoffs, he increased his production to 11.8 points per game while shooting 41.2 percent from three-point range.

Having another outside shooter and playmaker will make life much easier for the Bay Area franchise and add another weapon to their bench.

Even at his age, Crawford would be shrewd pick up for Golden State.

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