Crawford's Player Option Deadline Extended
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/18/2012 4:14 PM


    Via Oregon Live-
    It was a win-win situation for the Trail Blazers and veteran guard Jamal Crawford on Friday when the sides agreed to extend his deadline to opt in to his 2012-13 contract from June 15 to June 29.
     
    Immediately after this season, Crawford indicated he would opt out of the contract, which would have paid him around $5 million next season, making him a free agent this summer. If the Blazers trade him on draft night, Crawford would first need to sign paperwork indicating he was opting in to his contract. If they do not trade him, Crawford will opt out of the contract the next day, and become a free agent.
    That seems really complicated to me. So, to trade him, he must first opt into his deal? And that's supposed to happen on draft night when the window to get stuff done is shrinking by the minute? I do like that it is an added option, but I'd be really surprised if we did end up trading him, because all along he has said that he wants to become a free agent so he can choose his own destination next year.
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  1. FoulWeatherFan
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    Posted 06/18/2012 10:23 PM

    He probably gave them a list of teams that he would opt in for.
    I am a fan of close games.
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