Jamal Crawford To Sign 4-Year Deal With Clippers, According To Reports

Apr 21, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Jamal Crawford (11) dribbles the ball up the court during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-89. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Clippers are already hard at work firming up a team for the 2012-13 season. They are expected to sign guard Jamal Crawford to a four-year deal.

The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the most unexpected success stories during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season. The perennial losers made some blockbuster roster moves before the season and wound up with a solid team that enjoyed a strong playoff run. The Clippers front office is already hard at work trying to firm up a squad that will be even stronger in the coming season.

Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports that guard Jamal Crawford, formerly of the Portland Trail Blazers, is expected to sign a new multi-year deal with the Clippers.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that the contract will be for four years and would be worth up to $25 million dollars, including bonuses.

Crawford was an unrestricted free agent after opting out of a $5.2 million contract with the Blazers. Over a 12-year career, Crawford has averaged 15.3 points per game and at 6'5, will provide the Clippers with much-needed backcourt size.

The 2010 NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner will be able to sign, along with all other NBA free agents, on July 11.

For all news and information regarding the Los Angeles Clippers, please visit Clips Nation or head on over to SB Nation Los Angeles. You can track all NBA free agency and trade rumors and updates by visiting SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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