Here’s the deal that Jae Crowder turned down from the Miami Heat

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Jae Crowder, a key contributor to the Miami Heat’s unexpected run to the NBA Finals this past season, has agreed to sign with the Phoenix Suns.

The Heat offered Crowder a generous two-year deal, but he opted instead for the security of a three-year contract.

Crowder, 30, arrived in South Florida this past season as part of a three-team midseason trade. The trade also brought the Heat Solomon Hill and Andre Iguodala.

Crowder’s 3-point shooting and defense helped the team do much better than anyone expected once the postseason started.

His departure opens up a role in the roster at forward, as he had started the majority of his games after the trade at that spot.

Crowder will bring his skills and the valuable experience he gained this past season to a young Suns team that now features Chris Paul. With Crowder, Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, the Suns are hoping to return to the playoffs.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s, and during that time he has lived through the Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James era of Heat basketball. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.