The Portland Trail Blazers have engaged in trade talks with the Los Angeles Clippers revolving around big man DeAndre Jordan, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Broderick Turner.
Jordan, who is readily available on the trade market, has been linked to a number of teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers (who isn’t?) and most of the contending teams in both the East and the West, but Portland is an under-the-radar suitor.
Turner’s report indicated that the Clippers are looking for “a first-round draft pick, financial flexibility and young players” in return for Jordan, similar to how the Blake Griffin/Pistons trade went down last week.
Jordan is averaging 11.6 points, 14.9 rebounds and 1.0 block per game, in what is arguably his best season in his career and adding him to a Portland team that already boasts the likes of Damian Lillard, the up-and-coming Jusuf Nurkic, and the productive CJ McCollum, could vault the Blazers among the Western Conference elite.
Portland is currently sixth in the conference with a 29-23 record as of this writing.