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NBA Rumors: Jamal Crawford Down To Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers; Knicks Eliminated

One of the big free agents left on the market has had three potential suitors for his services. But Jamal Crawford has taken one team out of the mix, leaving only two teams left for him to choose from. And both the Sacramento Kings and the Portland Trail Blazers should consider themselves viable contenders.

In the end, Crawford was never going to work out with the New York Knicks, as Frank Isola reported that Crawford was no longer considering them. The Knicks might not have a consensus starting shooting guard and Crawford would have a chance to play, but they don't offer as much cap flexibility with so much money locked into Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. New York would probably have wanted him to come there for less money, something I doubt the veteran Crawford would have wanted to accept.

So now it's the Blazers or the Kings. Sacramento is a bit more crowded and would probably present a lot of issues for sharing the basketball with other willing shooters. With Brandon Roy now retired, the Blazers would make a lot of sense as Crawford could become one of the primary scorers.

And in addition to that, his mom wants Portland. And mama always knows best!

To discuss Crawford on either team, head on over to Blazers Edge (our Portland SB Nation community) and Sactown Royalty (Sacramento SB Nation site).