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Jae Crowder, Suns mutually agree to sit out training camp while team finds trade

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Jay Crowder will not play for the Phoenix Suns this season.

Crowder will not be participating in training camp this week after he and the Suns agreed to find a trading partner for him, the team announced Sunday afternoon.

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It’s unclear who the Suns interacted with, if at all, about such a deal. He was due to enter the final year of his three-year, $29 million deal this fall.

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Crowder averaged 9.4 points and 5.3 rebounds last season with the Suns, second most on the team. The 32-year-old has spent the last two seasons in Phoenix and was part of their run to the NBA Finals in 2021, marking his second Finals appearance in three seasons.

Crowder will now play for his eighth team in the league next season, when the Suns find a trading partner, and for his fifth team in five seasons. Crowder started with the Dallas Mavericks and spent time with the Celtics, Cavaliers, Jazz, Grizzlies and Heat before arriving in Phoenix.

In total, Crowder averaged 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 735 games over 10 seasons.

The Suns will begin training camp on Tuesday and open the season against the Mavericks on October 19.

Jay Crowder of the Phoenix Suns
Jay Crowder’s time in Phoenix came to an end. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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