The Los Angeles Clippers were ready to tell DeAndre Jordan to pack his bags before their crosstown foe ruined their plans. The Clippers believed they were close to agreeing to trade the center to the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of the NBA trade deadline until news of the Cavs-Lakers trade broke Thursday, NBA sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Jordan ultimately remained with the Clippers, while the Cavs made three separate trades in which they acquired four players in an effort to rebuild their roster on the fly. Windhorst didn’t specify what the Jordan to Cleveland trade would have entailed, but Los Angeles reportedly was seeking a combination of young players and draft picks for him and/or teammate Lou Williams.
NBA Rumors: Clippers Believed Cavs Were Near DeAndre Jordan Trade Agreement
NESN | Feb 10