Jae Crowder wants to re-sign with Heat this summer
Jae Crowder has only played 13 games with the Miami Heat, but the veteran small forward already feels at home.
The Heat acquired Crowder from the Memphis Grizzlies in the Andre Iguodala trade. Crowder, who becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, wants to re-sign with the Heat:
“I really want to make this my home,” Jae Crowder said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “I feel comfortable here, feel comfortable with the whole organization top to bottom. If everything goes as we plan, I’m sure everybody would like to stay together and build off what we’re doing this year and go into next year with the same mind-set.”
Crowder is making $7,815,533 this season, the final year of his contract. He signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Boston Celtics in the summer of 2015.
In 13 games with Miami, Crowder is averaging 11.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 28.7 minutes per contest. He’s shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free-throw line.
The Heat went 41-24 before the NBA suspended the season on Wednesday. Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have the coronavirus.
Crowder, who went undrafted out of Marquette, has career NBA averages of 9.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists. We’ll see if the Heat have interest in bringing Jae back to South Beach for 2020-21.