Crawford missing from bench of Blazers, potential deal reached

Crawford missing from bench of Blazers, potential deal reached!/JohnCanzanoBFT/status/180076817535868929

Portland's talks with Minnesota for Jamal Crawford are part of a 3-way scenario with Lakers, source says. Michael Beasley would go to LA.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 14, 2012

Jamal Crawford not suited up tonight for the #Blazers. Most likely, Portland has successfully traded him to the #Wolves.

— Tanner Thoms (@TannerThoms) March 15, 2012

Here’s an excerpt from NBC Sports:

Three team trades tend to die on the vine — there are too many moving parts, too many players and agents and teams to make happy.

But there is one involving the Lakers, Trail Blazers and Timberwolves that is picking up some steam, according to multiple reports including Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Also says the deal is close.

The trade would send Jamal Crawford from Portland to Minnesota; send Michael Beasley from Minnesota to the Los Angeles; and Steve Blake plus a pick from Los Angeles to Portland.

This has not yet happened — Blake arrived and is dressing for the Lakers game Wednesday night in New Orleans — and both Portland and Minnesota are exploring other offers for Beasley and Crawford.

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