DeAndre Jordan’s name isn’t new to rumors, as the Clippers are a logical trade partner.
However, some rightfully have reservations on how Jordan makes the Cavs better than the Warriors. It’s plain and simple: He doesn’t.
But what if the Cavs could get Lou Williams in addition to Jordan.
Both players are over 30 and will be free agents at the end of the season, but LA will almost certainly ask for the Brooklyn pick.
The Bleacher Report suggested this trade.
"“Cleveland Cavaliers Get: DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams Los Angeles Clippers Get: Channing Frye, Cedi Osman, Tristan Thompson, 2018 first-round pick (via Brooklyn Nets)”"
The Nets pick is the crown jewel of this trade, but with LeBron James‘ uncertain future, who really wants to unload what could be a top-5 pick for Jordan and Williams.
In the same article, the Bleacher report offers up a trade of Cole Aldrich and a first-round pick (acquired from Oklahoma City) for Williams. That selection is currently the 20th pick in the draft.
If the asking price for Williams is a center who doesn’t put up numbers, the Cavs have one in Ante Zizic, as well as first-round pick in the 20s (currently 24th).
The Clippers are trying to win the trade market, evidenced by their proposed trade of Blake Griffin for Karl Anthony-Towns.
Perhaps when they come down a rung and come to terms with what they have, they’ll be easier to deal with.
Williams and Jordan would be nice additions, and Williams definitely helps close the gap with the Warriors, however, his presence probably doesn’t put the Cavs over the top.
With that said, LA shouldn’t sniff the Brooklyn pick.