Clippers don't trade DeAndre Jordan before the deadline

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan

For as gifted as Williams is offensively, he's a below-average defender, and sources told Himmelsbach the Celtics would have reservations about pairing the 31-year-old with Kyrie Irving on the NBA's top-ranked defense.

The Cavaliers are the latest team to express interest in DeAndre Jordan ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, according to a report from USA Today's Sam Amick and Jeff Zilgitt. The offer consisted of the Cavaliers 2018 first round pick, J.R. Smith, and Tristan Thompson.

Jordan, now 29 years of age, has heard his name tossed about in several trade scenarios in recent days. 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. The Clippers said no.

Rob Gronkowski hints he will mull retirement
Gronkowski came home Monday after the Patriots's 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at the U.S. He stormed out of the locker room without answering questions following the loss.

Although the Clippers seemed poised to sell after dealing power forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in January, Jordan will remain in the fold to help push L.A. into the playoffs. "They'd rather do that than take back bad contracts just to get one, maybe first round pick". One of their top priorities is clearing space to give themselves the opportunity to pursue high-level free agents in the upcoming off-seasons.

In this situation, since the Clippers would be in full rebuild mode if Jordan leaves, they will likely want either draft picks or some prospects they're high on from the Raptors. If LeBron James were to leave the Cavs in the offseason, that could be a huge asset. So, if the Cavs don't up their offer, getting a third team involved looks like the only way to get the deal done.

The last few days before the February 8 trade deadline will tell how much of a risk Cavs general manager Koby Altman is (or isn't) willing to take.

Recommended News

  • New ANC leader in 'constructive' talks with SA president Jacob Zuma

    New ANC leader in 'constructive' talks with SA president Jacob Zuma

    Zuma's presidency has been dominated by an economic slowdown, record unemployment and allegations of corruption. At 0645 GMT, the rand traded at 12.0450 per dollar, not far off its NY close of 12.0650 on Wednesday.
    USF's football Twitter account down as signing day dawns

    USF's football Twitter account down as signing day dawns

    The vast majority of top prospects signed back in December and most FBS schools had signed the bulk of their classes. Miami: It's very hard to place Miami into this category considering the Hurricanes finished with a top-10 class.
    O'Driscoll And O'Connell Both Hugely Critical Of France HIA Farce

    O'Driscoll And O'Connell Both Hugely Critical Of France HIA Farce

    Jones, who is famed for his psychological banter, said: "I'm excited by our prospects, particularly as we have been written off". Conor O'Shea's first Test visit to his homeland will be fraught with difficulty as the Italians have just a six-day turnaround.
  • Mom walks out after son chooses to play college football at Florida

    Mom walks out after son chooses to play college football at Florida

    Copeland was committed to Florida for nearly three months before decommitting on November 25. After he did, she walked off the stage before eventually returning to give him a hug.
    Nassar Receives Third and Final Prison Sentence

    Nassar Receives Third and Final Prison Sentence

    She asked anyone who enabled Nassar to prey on young women for as long as he did to come forward and explain how that happened. Seven of those counts came from crimes in Ingham County , where Michigan State and Nassar's former clinic are located.
    Huawei Mate 10 Pro is up for pre-order in the US

    Huawei Mate 10 Pro is up for pre-order in the US

    Preorders for the unlocked Mate 10 Pro opened on Monday on websites like Amazon and Best Purchase. Major U.S. retailers and other sites are even offering discounts toward a purchase of the device.
  • Josh McDaniels hired as head coach of Indianapolis Colts

    Josh McDaniels hired as head coach of Indianapolis Colts

    He said he hasn't begun to reflect on what he's accomplished in New England, having been a part of three Super Bowl-winning teams. Now that McDaniels has arrived, some idea of how those assets will be used to reshape this team will start to take shape.
    Little place for arms management in Trump's nuclear technique

    Little place for arms management in Trump's nuclear technique

    According to SIPRI data, Russian Federation has 7,000 nuclear weapons while the United States follows closely with 6,800. The initial report said $1.2 trillion would be needed to upgrade and modernize America's nuclear arsenal.
    Stock market crash: Investors lose Rs 9.6 lakh crore in 3 days

    Stock market crash: Investors lose Rs 9.6 lakh crore in 3 days

    Asian markets saw a big decline today, following Friday's Wall Street selloff, with Japan's Nikkei falling almost 2.5 per cent. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,195, down 561 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,498, down 168 points.
  • Activision stock rises after revenue beat

    Activision stock rises after revenue beat

    Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $25 target. (NASDAQ:NUAN) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 6. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, February 16 by Hilliard Lyons. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) on Monday, October 9 to "Hold" rating.
    Deputy killed on work anniversary; 3 other officers shot

    Deputy killed on work anniversary; 3 other officers shot

    Authorities said all of the suspects have been accounted for, however they did not say what that means. They say Deputy Micah Flick was shot while responding to a motor vehicle theft investigation.
    Men's Six Nations 2018 England vs Italy

    Men's Six Nations 2018 England vs Italy

    Shortly after, Youngs went down with what looked like a nasty knee injury after his left leg appeared to get trapped in the ruck. However, there are clear signs of improvement under coach Conor O'Shea despite Italy's continued problems in defence.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.