Jae Crowder says he plans on recruiting for Jazz in free agency
Crowder says he has a lot of friends in the NBA and will tell them if they want to win, the Jazz are the perfect team to join:
Jae:" I recruit — I got a lot of friends. I'm gonna do my job with that, talk to some top guys, try to help us win. … My sales pitch? 'Do you wanna win? … This locker room is special — no one's worried about touches, no one's worried about shots.'"
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) April 25, 2019
Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker and Tobias Harris are just some of the notable players who become free agents this summer. As of now, none of those guys have been linked to the Jazz.
Butler and Crowder are close friends, though, as they both played their college ball at Marquette. We’ll see if Crowder reaches out to Butler in the offseason.
The Jazz had the fifth-best record in the Western Conference during the regular season. They lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs in five games. Utah needs another dynamic scorer alongside Donovan Mitchell, who struggled with his shot in the five-game series.
Crowder has one year left on his contract with the Jazz. He’ll make $7,815,533 in 2019-20.