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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (h/t Talkin’ NBA) reported on Wednesday’s version of NBA Countdown that the Bucks are within the combine and are on the lookout for a 3rd group to doubtlessly full a deal that might ship Crowder to Milwaukee.
Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports activities additionally reported that the Bucks are nonetheless “in” on Crowder.
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Crowder is within the final 12 months of his contract, a three-season, $29.2 million deal paying him $10,183,800 in 2022-23. He averaged 9.4 factors on 39.9 % taking pictures (34.8 % from three-point vary), 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals final 12 months.
The information on Crowder dropped after a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium revealed that ahead Bobby Portis suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain. He shall be re-evaluated in two weeks, per Wojnarowski.
The Bucks did get one other ahead again in Khris Middleton, who has performed simply eight video games this season due to wrist and knee injuries. However Milwaukee has a spot within the rotation proper now for a participant like Crowder with Portis out.
There may be curiosity outdoors Milwaukee for Crowder. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that the Miami Warmth have an interest however solely in a buyout state of affairs. The Atlanta Hawks had been a reported suitor in October, per Charania, though it is unclear if that curiosity stays.
For now, Crowder continues to be a member of the Suns because the Feb. 9 commerce deadline approaches.