There are rumors circulating around the NBA that Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan maybe available soon via trade. Jordan, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, is averaging 10.1 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.
The All-Star center has a player option for next season that he will almost assuredly decline. Given that fact and the news today that Clippers point guard Patrick Beverly is out for the season could very well cause the Clippers to move Jordan.
The Cavaliers could certainly use a rim protector and strong defensive center like Jordan. Tristan Thompson is due back soon from his calf injury but he is not known as a shot blocker and struggled rebounding earlier this season before his injury. Some wonder if the Cavaliers would be better off swapping Thompson for Jordan.
Making a deal for Jordan will be complicated as a straight up Thompson for Jordan deal will not work salary wise. Jordan is making $22.6 million this season. It would take a combination of players along the lines of Thompson, Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye along with a draft pick.
This is one of many deals the Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman and the front office will analyze and consider as they assess what they may need to add to the roster to strengthen the team for another championship run.