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NBA Trade Rumors: Jamal Crawford to Clippers?

Crawford's flashy-style of play has amazed fans since day one
Crawford's flashy-style of play has amazed fans since day oneHarry How/Getty Images
Stephen ChoContributor IIIMarch 14, 2012

For a player with such a high level of talent, Jamal Crawford certainly gets traded quite frequently. In his 12 seasons in the league, the flashy combo guard has been on five different teams.

Still, it seemed like J-Craw finally found his home in New York before he got shipped out to Golden State not too long after. And now, after stepping into a nice role off the bench for the Trailblazers, it seems like Crawford will settle into a new home once again.

As Ken Berger of CBS tweeted, sources say that Crawford may be dealt to the powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Eric Bledsoe and Ryan Gomes. 

Bledsoe has never had the opportunity to fully showcase his talent, and this trade would show the world what this kid is truly capable of. He would be a nice fit for the Blazers, who are in desperate need of a backup point guard (and seeing how Raymond Felton is struggling, possibly even a starting point guard).

As for Crawford, this situation would be a win-win for both him and the Clippers. After losing Chauncey Billups to a season-ending injury, the Clippers could use Crawford on the offensive end of the floor to take some of the scoring burden from Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

Moreover, Mo Williams could fully commit to being a backup point guard for the Clips, as he's now having to swing from both the point guard and shooting guard position. For Crawford, this situation would present him an opportunity to go back to the Sixth Man of the Year-type of season he had back in 2009.

Crawford, who would most likely come off the bench behind Randy Foye, would be able to drop around 15 a game, a role he is most comfortable playing.

The Clippers, who are already regarded as one of the most exciting teams in the league, would bring in more excitement with Crawford. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford? Get ready, YouTube. 

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