LETS BREAK DOWN CRAWFORD'S PHONE COVERSATION LAST NIGHT.
According to "Jason Qucik, The Oregonian" via phone call:
Jamal Crawford says the Portland Trail Blazers are “right there” in a three-team battle to sign him to a free agent deal.
“They are right there, definitely,’’ Crawford said by phone late Tuesday night. “I’d be lying if I said they weren’t.’’
Crawford, 31, said the Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks are also in the running for his services. He said he expects to make a decision this week, and will factor three criteria in making his decision: The team’s style of play, where the team is headed, and how he fits in with the coach.
1. The teams style of play. Jamal was born to play with Melo & Stat... big plus to the Knicks
2. Where the team is headed. Portland & the Kings are lottery bound. The Knicks are headed deep into the playoffs. Big Plus Knicks!
3. How he fits in with the coach. This pretty much seals Dantoni's fate. The Knicks went to HIS HOME to RECRUTE HIM.
BEHIND DANTONI'S shoulder is a Crawford supporter. BIG PLUS TO THE KNICKS!
LAKERS ARE REPORTED TO BE BACK IN CP3 TRADE TALKS..... TRUE! BUT PLEASE LOOK UP "TALK" IN THE D I C T I O N A R Y.