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Hawks to Acquire Jamal Crawford

Posted: June 24, 2009, 5:23 PM ; Updated: June 24, 2009, 5:23 PM

By Chris Mannix, SI.com

The Golden State Warriors are on the verge of dealing guard Jamal Crawford to Atlanta for point guards Acie Law and Speedy Claxton, an NBA source confirmed to SI.com.

Crawford has been on the trading block for months after Warriors coach Don Nelson made it clear that the prolific scorer was not in the team's long term plans. A combo guard, Crawford could play both backcourt positions for the Hawks, who must decide whether to offer incumbent free agent point guard Mike Bibby a long-term contract.

Golden State had reportedly been targeting point guards and power forwards in the days leading up to Thursday's draft. With Law and Claxton on board, the Warriors have the flexibility to set their sights on a frontcourt player like Arizona's Jordan Hill, who could play both center and power forward in Nelson's up-tempo offense.

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