Friday , Feb , 27 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Is Don Nelson Encouraging Jamal Crawford to Opt out?

4) Crawford has an opt-clause he can exercise this summer, and with another two years at $20 million left on his deal, it’s a decision that will have major ramifications on the Warriors’ salary cap.

But conspiracy theorists beware: While you wonder if Nellie is trying to persuade Crawford to opt-out by sitting him, he’s a lot less likely to walk if his value is lowered in the process.