If at first you don’t succeed, make a better offer.
The Clippers retained the heart of their second unit on Sunday after vastly improving their proposal to Jamal Crawford.
The star sixth man agreed to a three-year, $42-million contract after an initial smaller offer had left him hesitant about a future with the team.
A previous proposal of one year and $12 million had given Crawford reason to mull other offers, especially after the Clippers had agreed to give Austin Rivers — a backup guard with a far lesser pedigree — a contract for three years and $35.7 million.
Ultimately, Crawford stayed put with the team with which he...