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Monday, March 19, 2018

Report: Cavs have made trade offer for DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan Clippers

With less than two months to go before the trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers seem to be parking themselves firmly in DeAndre Jordan Lane.

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported this week that the Cavs have made an offer to the LA Clippers for their All-Star big man.

Per Kyler:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have also been in the mix with an offer built around guard Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson and a first-round pick. It’s been reported that pick was possibly the Brooklyn pick obtained in the Kyrie Irving trade, although sources close to the situation say it was never discussed and that the Cavs were open to moving their own pick in any trade scenarios.

The 29-year-old Jordan, who can be a free agent after the season, has been a popular inclusion in trade rumors lately with the 11-18 Clippers sputtering.

It had previously been reported that the Cavs were considering a Jordan-Thompson swap with the possibility of a first-rounder being thrown in as well. But the addition of Shumpert into trade talks appears to suggest that things are progressing in Cleveland’s pursuit of Jordan, a dynamic end-to-end player who would really help address their weaknesses on the boards and on defense.

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