Crawford was owed $14.2 million and $3 million over the next two seasons, a total of $17.2 million. The Hawks bought out the contract for $10.9 million and $2.3 million, a total of $13.2 million, according to Basketball Insiders. The Hawks will stretch the salary-cap hits over the next two seasons and the cash payments over the next five seasons.
The Hawks obtained Crawford from the Clippers as part of a three-way trade that also involved the Nuggets. The Hawks also got a 2018 first-round pick, the centerpiece of the deal for the team, center Diamond Stone and cash considerations. Crawford immediately expressed a strong desire not to return to the Hawks and the buyout was eventually reached.