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- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
- Gabrielle Union dedicates lengthy, heartfelt tribute to DMX
- Report: Victor Oladipo will not travel with Miami Heat on upcoming road trip
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- Video: Victor Oladipo exits game vs. Lakers after suffering non-contact injury
- Video: Jimmy Butler taunts Lakers while taking over in 4th quarter for Heat
Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Interested in Acquiring Guard Jamal Crawford
- Updated: July 6, 2015
Add another big name to the list of players the Miami Heat are trying to acquire this offseason.
Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the Heat have reached out to the Los Angeles Clippers to get an idea of what it would take to acquire guard Jamal Crawford. The Clippers are not currently shopping Crawford around, but that is not stopping teams from inquiring about the 15-year veteran.
With the amount of large salary deals that have taken place this offseason, Crawford’s $5.7 million deal for the 2015-16 season is a bargain. He is in the last year of his contract and averaged 15.8 points per game last season. For his career, the 6’5″ guard has averaged 15.6 points per contest.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have also explored the possibility of acquiring the three-point shooter. The Cavaliers are looking to get rid of Brendan Haywood’s $10.5 million non-guaranteed contract for next season. The Clippers would have to add a player or two to the deal to have matching salaries to complete the trade.
Both teams are in desperate need of three-point shooting—the Heat ranked 21st in the NBA in three-point shots converted and 24th in three-point shooting percentage, while the Cavs’ J.R. Smith remains an unsigned free agent.
It will be interesting to see over the next few days what the Heat offer in order to acquire Crawford as they’ll be involved in an “arms race” with the Cavaliers for the services of the reserve-scoring specialist.