TRADE: Brooklyn Nets Send Jae Crowder To Eastern Contender

After seemingly months of negotiations, the Jae Crowder Saga is finally at an end for this season at least, as the Brooklyn Nets—who just acquired him in the Kevin Durant trade—have sent him to his most likely destination all along, the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks are sending FIVE second-round picks to the Nets in return for the 10-year veteran. The team was given permission by the Suns to speak with him last week, but they couldn't work out the final details with Phoenix. Brooklyn, however, made it happen. 

Milwaukee feels that the playoff-hardened veteran will be the final piece to their puzzle as they try to return to the NBA Finals. 

Crowder chose to sit out this entire season to this point, demanding a trade from the Suns when it was apparent he would no longer be starting, and they would not re-negotiate his contract. He's on an expiring $10M deal and becomes a free agent after the season. 

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