Report: Cavs offered only their own first-round pick to Clippers for DeAndre Jordan
With the Cavaliers losers of 12 of their last 16 games and calls for the organization to do something in order to not lose LeBron James. What that move will be is unclear, but many think the Cavaliers should pry Jordan away from the Clippers, considering he is on an expiring contract.
It appears that the Cavaliers have tried to do just that, but the front office is not offering enough to move the needle to get Jordan, per Sam Amick in an online roundtable in USA Today.
As it pertains to the Cavs’ interest in the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, a person with knowledge of that situation said Cleveland continues to offer only its own first-round pick and this kind of unwanted money in those stalled negotiations. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Amick added that the Cavs also included “unwanted money” in the deal in the form of J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson.
From the report, it’s not like the Cavaliers are resting on their laurels and not doing anything the alleviate the situation or find a way to shake up the roster to inject life into the seemingly lifeless team. But if the front office decides not to add any meaningful assets to the trade, then the talks won’t go very far.
But the Cavaliers may not have many assets. Kevin Love is hurt, and they just got Isaiah Thomas, who is playing so poorly that there is talk he should be traded. Everyone else for the team can be seen as unwanted by many around the NBA based on how they have played this season.
Maybe there isn’t a deal out there for the Cavaliers, and that’s a big problem.