Report: Wolves’ Crawford to decline player option

Veteran guard Jamal Crawford reportedly received a one-year deal with the Suns.

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jamal Crawford will decline his 2018-19 player option with the team to become an unrestricted free-agent once July 1 hits, according to a report from ESPN.

Crawford signed a two-year, $9 million deal last offseason with the Wolves and averaged 10.3 points while shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from 3-point range coming off the Minnesota bench.

The scoring guard is likely looking for a larger role, as Crawford only played roughly 20 minutes a game.

Per ESPN’s report, Wolves star Jimmy Butler has stressed to management that he wants Crawford to remain in Minnesota.

Crawford, 38, has career averages of 15.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists.