Blazers interested in adding DJ.
Add the Portland Trail Blazers to the list of teams who have reached out to the Los Angeles Clippers regarding their willingness to trade DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers big man has already drawn considerable interested from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks as well.
According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, the Clippers have yet to receive a proposal from Portland, Cleveland or Milwaukee but with the trade deadline looming it is expected that several teams will make a play at Jordan in the coming weeks.
Just last week, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reported that the 29-year old center wants to be traded to the Houston Rockets so he can reunite with Chris Paul. During an episode of "First Take," Stephen A. said,
“Everybody (on the Clippers) didn’t hate playing with [Chris Paul].
“You got Luc Mbah a Moute that is with the Houston Rockets. He was with the Clippers last year.
“You got DeAndre Jordan who wants to get traded to the Houston Rockets. I’m telling you what I heard.
“There are guys who get along with… and obviously, everybody was better for playing with Chris.”
In 41 games this season, Jordan is averaging 11.8 points, 14.9 rebounds and one block per game. The Clippers, 23-22, are currently sitting in the eighth spot in the Western Conference. In addition to DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin's name has also popped up in recent weeks.
The NBA trade deadline is coming up on February 8th. Expect the Clippers to be involved one way or another.