Jun 26

Wojnarowski: Blazers and Clippers Have Had DeAndre Jordan Discussions

By caseyholdahl

Neil Olshey has talked at length about Portland's need for a rim-protecting center. And he's also rather familiar with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. So it makes sense that, according to Yahoo! Sports columnist and NBA oracle Adrian Wojarnowski the Trail Blazers and Clippers have had discussions about a potential trade for Jordan.
Jordan was one of the centerpieces of the ill-fated deal that would have sent both Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers to the Clippers, but, you know, the NBA has rules about that sort of thing. And since the Clippers and Celtics are now forbidden to make engage in any trades this season, it's not clear whether the Clippers are still interested in moving Jordan, just as it's unclear if Portland still have interest, as Wojnarowski reports.

Jordan has two years at roughly $11 million a season left on his current deal, which is very reasonable for a starting-caliber center. The question is: What would the Trail Blazers be willing to part with to get him? If they're still interested, that is. One thing to keep in mind: As Jason Quick pointed out back in April, the Trail Blazers can use their cap space to absorb a contract in a lopsided trade. Quick even mentioned Jordan as the kind of player Portland might consider taking that approach with.


  1. Best news ive heard all day. DJ and L.A. in the post would make us damned formidable. Aside from his free throw woes, which can be addressed, id take him in a heartbeat. If we needed a big on the floor to hit free throws Leonard could step up.

    by commontongue on 6/26/2013 10:52 AM
  2. Horrible Idea! 11 million a season for a guy that you cant have in a close game cuz he shoots 40% free throws.

    by LionO3000 on 6/26/2013 12:12 PM
  3. sounds good it will be a great addition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by minibot55 on 6/26/2013 11:13 PM
  4. i've had deandre jordan on the blazers on 2k for a month and a half so im happy to hear this, but i take it with a grain of salt. not going to lie i like the rumors in what would normally be a lack luster draft. i doubt the blazers will keep their 10th. only players i would consider untouchable are LA and Dame. i think they'll be a great one-two punch next season.
    @lion03000 despite deandre jordan's freethrow % he is a good rim protector and rebounder. i don't see the blazers doing much better in terms of a center. this is good news for blazer fans. by your logic you wouldn't want shaq in his prime either.

    by The Unholy on 6/27/2013 2:08 AM
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