The Cleveland Cavaliers made a pair of major moves ahead of the league's trade deadline but it appears as though they were close to pulling the trigger on a deal that would have added another All-Star to the fold.

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had signed off on a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers that would have sent All-Star center DeAndre Jordan to Cleveland in return for multiple players and a draft pick.

When Altman visited with James in the Cavaliers' practice facility a week ago, he let him know that there were still talks alive with the LA Clippers on a Jordan deal. What's more, there was significant progress: Altman had ownership approval to send the Clippers Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and the Cavs' 2018 first-round pick for Jordan.