Several outlets are reporting that the Bulls and Hawks continue to discuss a potential sign-and-trade deal that would send Jamal Crawford back to Chicago.
Crawford spent the first four years of his career with the Bulls after being acquired in a draft-day trade in 2000. The 13-year veteran averaged 14.2 points for the Hawks last season and but has averaged has averaged 17.9 points since 2003-04 even if he is a defensive liability.
While Crawford can be a defensively liability, he may be the best-case scenario for the Bulls in terms of acquiring a proven scorer who can create shots off the dribble and prevent teams from collapsing on Derrick Rose. Jason Richardson is another possibility, although ball-handling has never been his strength.