Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

DeAndre Jordan And Cleveland Cavaliers Getting Closer To Closing Deal

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Kristopher Love | 09 February, 2018, 04:04

Jordan has been on and off the block repeatedly as the trade deadlines nears, with multiple teams - not just the Cavs - trying to trade for DJ. 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.

Jordan has always been the Cavaliers' top gettable target on the trade market.

Jordan may be wise to opt into that deal because early signs suggest few teams will pay him more than he'd make on his contract option.

Turner added that the Clippers are asking for "a first-round draft pick, financial flexibility, and young players" in exchange for Jordan, which is quite similar to what they got in return from the Pistons when they shipped All-Star forward Blake Griffin to Detroit last week.

Multi-team trades are nothing new to the National Basketball Association, but it is intriguing that a team is stepping in to potentially help out the Cavs.

ESPN.com's Chris Haynes reported that L.A.

Jordan is an interesting asset for the Clippers. He led the National Basketball Association in field-goal percentage in each of the past five seasons.

Jordan is averaging 11.5 points per game and leading the team with 14.9 rebounds per game. Heading to the 2017-18 campaign, Jordan had missed eight games over the previous seven seasons, five of which came in 2015-16.

Had the Clippers agreed to the trade it would've helped the Cavaliers with many issues as Amick stated. They are on the fringes of playoff contention in the Western Conference, and with Griffin gone, they seem unlikely to win a playoff series even with Jordan still on the team.

Evans will be a free agent next season.