The NBA's pre-draft wheeling and dealing is on a roll already.
The 6'5" Crawford is likely to play both back-up guard positions behind Joe Johnson and Mike Bibby for Atlanta, barring another move.
Crawford's contract situation was a concern for the Warriors, as Crawford can exercise a player option for the next two seasons that would cost about $9.3 million next season and just over $10 million in 2010-11.
Warriors Head Coach Don Nelson had issued somewhat of an ultimatum to Crawford after the season ended, declaring that if Crawford didn't opt-out of his contract, he would be traded.
This gives the Hawks a very solid scoring punch off the bench, and Crawford figures to see lots of time at the point guard position.
For the Warriors, this is a big-time salary dump. Claxton is owed about $5.3 million next season, and Law is just over $2 million, with a team option for the 2010-11 season.
A lottery pick out of Texas A&M a couple of years ago, Law hasn't developed as quickly as the Hawks would have liked. Perhaps Golden State is hoping a change of scenery will be able to bring out the best in him.
It remains to be seen if this trade takes the Warriors out of the running for a point guard in tomorrow's draft. They had been rumored to be interested in several of them, including Brandon Jennings.