Are the Cleveland Cavaliers Pursuing DeAndre Jordan?

 

DeAndre Jordan
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The Los Angeles Clippers have an 11-18 record to start the season. Because of that, the team could look to trade center DeAndre Jordan and the Cleveland Cavaliers (23-9) are looking to pursue the big man. He would be the player the Cavaliers need. Jordan is a solid defender and rim protector. Jordan’s averaging 11 PPG 14.8 RPG and 1.1 BPG.

Jordan has one more year left on his contract after this season. He would be owed $24,119,025 next season according to spotrac.com. Jordan does have a player option for the 2018-2019 season, however.

The Cavaliers would likely have to offer Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert, and likely a draft pick. Thompson has been hurt with a calf injury this season. He has only played in 12 games this season. Thompson is averaging 4.1 PPG and 4.9 RPG so far this season. He is under contract for two more years after this season. He will be owed $17,469,565 million in 2018-2019 and $18,539,130 million in 2019-2020 according to Spotrac.

Iman Shumpert has only played in 13 games this season for the Cavaliers. He has been averaging 4.8 PPG 3.1 RPG and 1.3 APG. Shumpert has one more year left on his contract. He will be owed $11,011,236 million in 2018-2019. It probably wouldn’t be bad if the Cavaliers traded away the Brooklyn Nets first-round pick in the 2018 draft that the Boston Celtics gave them from the Isaiah Thomas trade because the Brooklyn Nets currently have an 11-18 record and they probably won’t end up with a top-five pick this season.

I would prefer to see the Cavaliers give up one of their own future picks but the 2018 first-round pick from the Nets is what the Clippers would want.

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