LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan being named in trade conversations

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: DeAndre Jordan
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: DeAndre Jordan /

A report from the Washington Post has confirmed that the LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan has been named in trade conversations around the league.

Per Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, DeAndre Jordan has been named in a few trade conversations. There are multiple teams interested in the All-Star center, however none have been named. The asking price is unknown, but it’s safe to assume that Jordan would yield at least a starter and a first-round draft pick.

Jordan, 29, hasn’t looked as impressive this year as in those past. Statistically, he’s having his worst year since the 2012-2013 season in terms of scoring, shooting percentage, and rebounding.  From an eye test, Jordan appears to be playing with less effort. Fans are wondering if his head is still in it, and if he can ever be the same player he was when Chris Paul was dishing lobs his way.

The Clippers are currently sitting at 5-11, which doesn’t necessarily help Jordan’s cause. Teams could be less willing to offer big packages for him, in part for his lackluster play and for the team’s performance.

A few ideal landing spots for Jordan include the Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets, and Orlando Magic. These teams are in need of highly-talented centers that could push them even further as contending teams. The Rockets called about Jordan in the offseason, per ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

The Clippers could certainly benefit from a Jordan trade now that Patrick Beverley will be out for the remainder of the season. Unless LA is looking to contend for a title this season, they might as well trade Jordan and embrace a rebuild.