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Draymond Green, Kevin Durant Are Trying To Get The Warriors To Sign This Free Agent

Draymond Green in a Golden State Warriors uniform.

SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 05: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China at Universidade Center on October 5, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors don't have a lot of needs - at least not in the starting lineup - but the reigning NBA champions will, as always, look to upgrade their bench in free agency.

Draymond Green and Kevin Durant have already begun recruiting a certain free agent, too. The Warriors' star players are lobbying for their front office to go after Jamal Crawford.

The Athletic's Marcus Thompson is reporting that Green and Durant are pitching hard for the veteran bench scorer.

Crawford, 38, didn't have a great 2017-18 season. He averaged 10 points a game on 41 percent shooting, 33 percent from behind the arc.

Still, he's a proven veteran, and someone who could provide a scoring spark off the bench.

From The Athletic:

Last year, a vouching from stars Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, and coach Steve Kerr, led to the Warriors taking a flyer on Nick Young. This year, an even stronger push is being made for Jamal Crawford.

Green and Durant are already lobbying. Stephen Curry is on board. Some of the assistant coaches want him, too. It will be enough to get Myers on the phone with Crawford’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, when the free agency period begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

As mentioned by The Athletic, the Warriors signed a similar player last year in Nick Young. He didn't end up being a major part of their rotation.

NBA free agency begins on Sunday.