Hawks to Meet With Jamal Crawford’s Agent

by August 30, 2010

Now that it’s out that Crawford is unhappy with the Hawks for not having offered him a contract extension, it’s time for a meeting, reports the Boston Globe: “Crawford, whose scoring skills helped the Hawks beat the Celtics four times last season and reach the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, is entering the final year of a seven-year, $55.4 million deal he signed with the Knicks in 2004. According to sources, Crawford’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, will meet with Hawks general manager Rick Sund this week to discuss Crawford’s future in Atlanta. With the Hawks having signed Joe Johnson to a maximum deal in July, Crawford is the lone core Hawks player not signed beyond this season. With the uncertainty of a potential new collective bargaining agreement, Crawford appears to be seeking the security of a long-term contract and wants the Hawks to act. But he wouldn’t comment on even playing for the Hawks in 2010-11. ‘I don’t want to talk about next season,’ he said.”