UPDATE (12:50pm on July 4) -- It appears the Warriors wouldn't be the frontrunners after all.
Should Jamal Crawford get shipped to the Hawks, and if a buyout is agreed upon, his preference would be to sign with the Lakers, according to ESPN's Marc Spears.
Veteran guard Jamal Crawford's preference would be to join rookie Lonzo Ball in the backcourt with the Lakers if... https://t.co/UTZ31FYTxi— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 4, 2017
It appears Jamal Crawford could be rocking a Warriors uniform again.
If Crawford is traded to the Hawks, he would seek a buyout and the Warriors would be his preferred destination, according to an ESPN report.
There are multiple national reports that the Clippers, Hawks and Nuggets are working on a deal that would land Crawford in Atlanta.
Crawford -- who will turn 38 years old next March -- signed a 3-year, $42 million deal with the Clippers last summer.
He is scheduled to make over $14.2 million in 2017-18 and only $3 million of his $14.5 million salary for 2018-19 is guaranteed.
Crawford has been named Sixth Man of the Year three times -- 2010, 2014 and 2016.
Last year, he averaged 12.3 points and 2.6 assists over 26.3 minutes per game, while shooting around 41 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep.
In November 2008, the Knicks traded Crawford to the Warriors.
In 54 games (all starts) for Golden State, Crawford averaged 19.7 points and 4.4 assists per contest. He shot under 41 percent overall and just under 34 percent from 3-point territory.
The most amount of money the Warriors could pay Crawford next season is the taxpayer mid-level exception of $5.2 million.
One step at a time on the Jamal Crawford front, as I'm told Hawks won't do buyout unless he gives a lot back. There's $17.2 mil left on deal— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 4, 2017
Trade not expected to be done tonight, but likely outcome...— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 4, 2017
Gallinari to Clips, Hawks 2nd rounder to Nugs
Crawford/Stone/1st & $$ to Hawks
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller