Clippers do not trade DeAndre Jordan at trade deadline

Arnold Nichols
February 9, 2018

Before they make an offer, the Blazers will probably want to know if Jordan is willing to extend his stay in Portland beyond the current season. A package of Marcin Gortat, Jason Smith (perhaps heading to a third team), Kelly Oubre and a first-round pick has always been my favorite realistic Jordan package.

This will be one of the more interesting storylines to watch out for today between now and the trade deadline of 3pm ET.

With the National Basketball Association trade deadline just three days away, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to look for additional talent to not only bolster their roster, but also shake them from their current doldrums.

It is not surprising that Cleveland is trying to find a third club to help bolster the package for Los Angeles, as the Cavaliers don't have a whole lot of assets to trade for Jordan.

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Sorry, Lebron. You're not getting DeAndre Jordan or Lou Williams on that dumpster-fire Cavs team unless the Brooklyn Nets pick is forked over. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Cavaliers have engaged the Clippers in talks for Jordan and are now attempting to bring a third team into the mix to facilitate a deal. The Grizzlies are already out of the playoff race before the All-Star break, and it's hard to imagine that they'd be able to compete with the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets next year.

Gasol is averaging 17.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this year. The Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers have all inquired about the guard, though it might take a first-round pick to make a trade happen.

Jordan has a $24 million player option next season that he seems likely to decline to become a free agent.


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