Sunday, December 11, 2011
Report: Knicks gauge interest in Crawford
According to a report, the Knicks reached out to representatives for Jamal Crawford on Friday to inquire about his interest in signing with the team.
HoopsWorld.com reported that the Knicks would attempt to put together a sign-and-trade to land Crawford.
The report mentions Toney Douglas, Renaldo Balkman and Bill Walker in the potential sign-and-trade.
Crawford, a free agent, would likely have to take a significant pay cut to sign with the Knicks, who lost their mid-level exception in the Tyson Chandler transaction.
And as ESPN.com's John Hollingertweets, the deal would force the Hawks to pay the luxury tax.
Given the Knicks' tenuous situation in the back court, it would be tough to part with Douglas, who has established himself as an excellent perimeter defender. Crawford, who won the 2010 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, was never known for his defense during a four-year tenure with the Knicks.
Question: Would you pull the trigger on the reported trade proposal?