DeAndre Jordan's name is going to be mentioned a lot from now until the NBA's trade deadline on February 8th. The Los Angeles Clippers' center has already drawn interest from a number of teams, including the Milwaukee Bucks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Additionally, the Houston Rockets have expressed a desire to trade for the 29-year old big man.

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Back in October, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Rockets and Clippers had "semi-serious traction" on a deal last season that would have sent DJ to Houston for Clint Capela, draft picks and other players. And it appears that's something Jordan would've appreciated.

During today's taping of "First Take," Stephen A. Smith claimed that Jordan is hoping to be traded to the Houston Rockets where he can reunite with Chris Paul.

“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.”

Jordan, who had never missed a game due to injury in his 10-year career, has been sidelined since Saturday because of an injury he sustained on an alley-oop during last week's victory against the Kings. He missed last night's showdown against the Rockets, but is expected to return to the lineup later this week.

In 41 games this season he is averaging 11.8 points, 14.9 rebounds and one block per game for the 22-21 Clippers.