Even though Jamal Crawford has spent the last two seasons of his lengthy NBA career showing off his dribbling skills and three-point prowess for the Los Angeles Clippers, there's no guarantee he starts the 2014-15 season in the same threads.
While Crawford's contract runs through the end of the 2015-16 season (which is only partially guaranteed), he's angling for either a trade or an extension. Or both.
"As the Los Angeles Clippers propose guard Jamal Crawford in possible trade scenarios, the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year has a message for the Clippers and potential future teams," explains Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. "Wherever Crawford's playing, he wants a contract extension next summer."
Given his offensive prowess and continued effectiveness despite facing the savage grips of Father Time, Crawford has remained a valuable player. That would be true on the Clippers, but other teams could certainly put his skills to use as well.
Sign-and-trade deals, straight-up trades and extensions abound in this set of hypotheticals.