Report: Celtics listed among possible Jae Crowder trade partners

Veteran wing and former-Celtic Jae Crowder may soon be on the move. He and his current club the Phoenix Suns have agreed to explore trade options and Crowder will not be participating in training camp. According to a recent report, the Boston Celtics may be among the teams interested in trading for Jae Crowder.

Crowder is entering the final year of his contract and is owed $10.83 in salary this season. A reliable three and D player, the 32-year old started 67 games last year for Phoenix, and has been an integral part of the teams success. With both Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson coming on strong, however, Crowder appears ready to find a new opportunity rather than fight for a reduced role.

Shams Charania of the Athletic explained that a number of teams - including the Boston Celtics - will consider adding Crowder into the fold. Charania cited Crowder's familiarity with the organization as a reason why Boston may look to execute a trade, though the same is true of Dallas, Miami, and Memphis.

The Celtics could in theory use Danilo Gallinari's contract as the centerpiece to a trade. Making the math work here isn't impossible. Given Phoenix's limited depth, however, the Suns may seek a trade partner with more win-now players available.

Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire


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