Jamal Crawford bought out by Hawks, becomes a free agent

A day after the trade sending him from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Atlanta Hawks was made official, veteran guard Jamal Crawford is now a free agent. According to Chris Haynes over at ESPN, Crawford and the Hawks have come to an agreement on a buyout.

This will enable Crawford to sign with any team of his choosing, something that was always an inevitability after the Hawks acquired him in a three-team deal from Los Angeles. The three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams interested in the 37-year-old guard.

Last season with the Clippers saw Crawford average 12.3 points while shooting at a 36 percent mark from three-point range. Given his prowess behind the arc and veteran leadership, there promises to be a robust market for the former Sixth Man of the Year award winner.