MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Jae Crowder from the Phoenix Suns, the team announced Thursday.
It is part of a four-team trade that also includes the Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers. The team says they traded guard George Hill, center Serge Ibaka, forward Jordan Nwora, and three second-round draft picks to the Pacers and two second-round draft picks to the Nets.
Crowder is a Marquette University (MU) graduate. He attended MU from 2010-2012.
According to the Bucks, Crowder has a career average of 9.6 points per game, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 steals per game and is a career 41.7% shooter from the field with a 34.6% mark from three.
414 BUCKSNATION X MUNATION ITS TIME TO WORK.!!! IM GLAD TO BE BACK HOME.!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/B9703s4aMR— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) February 9, 2023
Crowder is in his 11th season in the NBA and has played in 735 career games with 406 starts with Dallas, Boston, Cleveland, Utah, Memphis, Miami, and Phoenix.
The Bucks say Crowder was originally selected by the Cavaliers with the 34th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He has been in 107 playoff games, including NBA Finals appearances in 2021 with Phoenix and in 2020 with Miami. He played against the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals two years ago.
He hasn't played at all this season and is considered a defensive specialist.
Welcome home, @CJC9BOSS!! https://t.co/lmyGD3yB52 pic.twitter.com/r8xI7pXTHF— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 10, 2023