NBA Rumors: Suns Forward "Is Available" On Trade Market

The Phoenix Suns had the best record in the NBA last season before the playoffs, and were a Finalist the year before. They know their championship window is now, and according to NBA Insider Brian Windhorst, they're operating as such. 

"Jae Crowder is a player who's available on the market right now... (He's) on the last year of his contract, and it's possible that they could do a deal that would bring back more money on. From the folks I'm talking to, they don't get the sense that the Suns are afraid to spend."

The Suns are working on a long-term extension for young power forward Cam Johnson, and with Crowder's contract expiring, they are certainly planning for life without him. 

Crowder's production slipped last season, down from 39% to 34.8% from long range, and his scoring was down to 9.4 points per game, its lowest mark in four years. 

In his 10 seasons in the league, Crowder is averaging 9.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 34.6% shooting from distance. 

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