Atlanta Hawks: Which ____ford Will Get an Extension?

Brandon RibakSenior Writer ISeptember 1, 2010

On Friday, NBA Primetime reported that Jamal Crawford could part ways with the Atlanta Hawks if the club decides not to give the sharp-shooter an extension.

Crawford, who is entering the final year of his contract, will make $10 million during the upcoming season.

According to ESPN, Crawford approached the Hawks during the first few days of July about an extension. Since the organization has yet to make an offer, sources have said that Crawford would like to be traded if the team decides not to propose the extension.

After averaging 18 PPG last season, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year undoubtedly deserves an extension—something many final year contract players have sought out for this offseason—with the current CBA set to expire following the upcoming season.

Unfortunately, the Hawks have Al Horford, who is eligible for an extension on his rookie contract. 

According to Sekou Smith of, "...sources have said that Horford will receive a near-max extension offer before the Oct. 31 deadline."

Adding Horford's "near-max extension offer" to shooting-guard Joe Johnson's six-year, $119 million contract would result in the Hawks spending nearly $200 million on two players this offseason.

If that turns out to be the case, Crawford's extension hopes will go down the drain.

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