Jae Crowder to the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans get: Jae Crowder
Phoenix Suns get: Jaxon Hayes, Garrett Temple
Crowder is languishing on Phoenix’s bench — waiting for a trade out of the Valley of the Sun. The Pelicans are pushing for a playoff spot, and any bit of experience they can get would be ideal. Crowder is battle-tested — having played SG, SF, and PF throughout his playoff career. He can hit threes, plays with an edge, and offers some intangibles that could be nice for a young team.
Crowder and his energy will be jettisoned from the Suns’ roster — where they add a dependable vet in Temple, and an uber-athletic rim-running project in Hayes.
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