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Clippers reportedly thought they were trading DeAndre Jordan to Cavaliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were busier than any other team on Thursday, but there was one deal they did not end up making.

According to a report from ESPN, the Los Angeles Clippers thought they were trading DeAndre Jordan to Cleveland, but the deal did not go through. Instead, the Cavs made a blockbuster deal with the Lakers that shipped out Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye.

The Cavaliers also made deals with Miami to send Dwyane Wade back to the Heat, and with Utah and Sacramento that brought them George Hill and Rodney Hood.

Cleveland and the Clippers had long discussed a trade for Jordan, but it seems the Cavs wanted to add some younger wing-type players rather than a traditional big man who is set to become a free agent. They were able to shed some contracts too, so they accomplished a lot of what they wanted to do. Meanwhile, the Clippers got to hang on to Jordan and remain a contender for a playoff spot in the West.


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