5 Teams that could poach Jae Crowder from the Milwaukee Bucks in free agency

The forward likely will not be back with the Bucks next season.
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Cleveland Cavaliers

With All-star players such as Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland and a well-built supporting cast, the Cleveland Cavaliers have all of the makings to become a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Once they settle on who their new head coach will be, the team will be tasked with getting a new deal done with Mitchell and tweaking the supporting cast.

A reunion with Crowder - he played 53 games there during the 2017-18 season - could make for an interesting option for the Cavaliers, as they were rumored to check in on his availability before the Bucks traded for him in 2023, per The Athletic's Joe Vardon (Subscription required). Reigniting that interest would make sense, especially if it comes via a cheap deal.

Crowder would give Cleveland a big wing who can provide some defense on the perimeter and a fine outside shot. He'd fit seamlessly with this supporting cast on the court while also providing valuable leadership due to his experience. For a team looking to get over the hump, a battle-tested veteran of Jae Crowder's caliber could do them a lot of good.

In addition to having ties to the Cavaliers, Crowder has a connection with Mitchell, as the two played together with the Utah Jazz previously. Perhaps reuniting with the star guard could be enticing for Jae Crowder as he scouts the market. The fit simply makes sense for both sides.

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