Clippers’ Raving About DeAndre Jordan, Taking All Trade Calls For Him

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Okay, so the headline may seem a little contradictory, but it’s accurate. The Los Angeles Clippers are taking calls regarding the availability of center DeAndre Jordan, who has been receiving praise for the job he is doing with the team.

Jordan has been commended by the organization for keeping composed despite the nonstop trade rumors and despite Blake Griffin’s injury.

“We’ve got to stick with it and find a way to keep this ship afloat while these guys get healthy,” Jordan told Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports. “I’ll let (the front office) handle what they handle. That’s out of my control, so I’ll focus on what I can control.”

“Like I said, I’m happy being here and you know, we’ll see what happens. If they come to me and they want to talk about (a possible trade), we can talk about it, you know? I don’t believe nothing in this league until it happens.”

 

Obviously, a part of this is to increase Jordan’s value on the trade market, a market the Clippers are shopping Jordan in, listening to all calls, according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports.

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