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Wizards emerged as suitor for Jae Crowder – Windhorst

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The Washington Wizards have emerged as a trade suitor for Jae Crowder, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

“There’s been some chatter about them looking at a guy like Jae Crowder,” Windhorst said of the Wizards (h/t RealGM). “I’m pretty confident there’s been some discussions between the Wizards and Suns. We’ve been talking about Jae Crowder now for about two months. It’s obvious it’s a hard trade to pull off. The Wizards have a bunch of guys who make decent salaries on their roster that they can use in trades.”

Crowder remains out of the Phoenix Suns’ team activities after agreeing to work for a trade. As such, Suns top executive James Jones revealed that there is nothing new yet on their trade front in the market.

Windhorst further revealed that the Suns intended to receive power forward for Crowder. This is only reasonable given that the club is depleted at the wing spot, with Cam Johnson still sidelined with a torn meniscus.

“What Phoenix has been looking for in return for Jae Crowder is a power forward,” Windhorst said. “So you can look at the (Wizards’) roster and you can identify that maybe Hachimura would be a guy. But they haven’t made the deal yet, so there hasn’t been a connection there.

“… To be honest with you, if I was Phoenix – now again, this is me speaking, this is not what I’ve heard, to be clear – I’d be interested in Avdija. I am interested in what he can do defensively. But I haven’t heard that. I’ve just heard that those two sides have talked.”

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