As the Los Angeles Clippers currently find themselves with four members of their rotation on the injury report and a recent trend of losing hitting them, it appears that teams are looking to pick from their heap of talent. One player, in particular, that could be a target is the heavily rumored DeAndre Jordan.
The Clippers All-Star big man has been a sign of consistency in the Clippers lineup as players move in and out. But his contract can end after this season if he elected to decline his player option and that means he’s prime for a trade to a team in need of a boost.
It comes as no surprise that some squads are starting to throw their names in line for DeAndre Jordan.
Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reported the following.
The Bucks recently acquired veteran guard Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns, and now the scuttlebutt around the league is they are making a concerted push to acquire veteran center DeAndre Jordan from the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan’s name has been mentioned in trade rumors for several weeks and, as one might expect, there isn’t a shortage of teams interested in him. According to sources, the Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves and Bucks have shown the most interest in Jordan.
Sources said Clipper officials have targeted three Bucks in any deal for Jordan. One is John Henson, who is currently the team’s starting center, while the others are reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, who lost his starting spot when Bledsoe came aboard, and standout swingman Khris Middleton.
The Clippers, I’ve been told, are adamant in acquiring at least two of the aforementioned Bucks and may even demand all three of them.
The Bucks have let it be known throughout the league that they want to add a physical big man to their roster, a void that was created when they dealt Greg Monroe and future draft picks to Phoenix for Bledsoe.