Sources: Crowder to skip camp amid trade talks

by Gordon Dixon - Jae Crowder will not be reporting to Suns' training camp as the team continues to search for a trade for him, sources told ESPN.

Phoenix Suns' Jae Crowder to be away from team for training camp 5:32 PM ET ESPN The Phoenix Suns and Jae Crowder mutually agreed that the forward will not be with the team for training camp, the Suns announced on Sunday. Crowder, 32, is entering the last year of a 3-year, $29 million contract he signed with Phoenix in November 2020. The Suns have discussed Crowder in trades this offseason, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. A veteran 3-and-D role player, Crowder was a key rotation piece on the Miami Heat during their run to the NBA finals in 2020 and then helped the Suns win the Western Conference a season later. He started 67 games last season for a Suns team that won 64 games but ultimately disappointed in the playoffs with an early exit. Crowder has been a career journeyman, playing for seven different teams across his 10 seasons in the league.