NBA Rumors: Crowder Trade Could Take Him To Suns Rival In West

It could take up to five teams to get it done, but according to the latest report, a multi-team deal that would finally find a new home for Jae Crowder is ever closer. 

Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report indicates that while the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks are prime suitors, the Golden State Warriors are also taking a run.

But it won't be easy to finalize the deal:

"One executive told Bleacher Report that the final result could be a multi-team trade with three, four or even five NBA franchises."

And while the names that have been floated, like Grayson Allen, Bogdan Bogdanovic and John Collins haven't piqued the Suns' interest, Pincus says "the Houston Rockets may be the key to a Crowder deal... with Kenyon Martin Jr. and Eric Gordon the potential return for Phoenix."

The Warriors need help up front, and the kids, like James Wiseman, don't appear to be ready. That's where Crowder could come in, says Pincus. Although Crowder is actually 6'6", he plays a lot bigger with his toughness and ability to guard multiple positions. He could be the perfect fit for the Warriors. 

But are the Warriors ready to deal off some of their future for a chance at another title now? That is the question that needs to be answered. 

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