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by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Jamal Crawford (No. 11) drives through Golden State defenders.Dec. 17, 2011

Newly signed Trail Blazers guard Jamal Crawford wanted to wear the No. 11, and he talks forward Luke Babbitt into giving him the shirt off his back -- for $12,000.

That was the going price, apparently, for a transfer in uniform numbers.

Crawford, who had worn No. 11 his entire career, is happy, and Babbitt switches to No. 8.

No. 11? It's been worn by several other Blazers, notably Arvydas Sabonis, Sergio Rodriguez, Abdul Jeelani and Charlie Yelverton. OK, not so much Jeelani, and not Yelverton.