The Los Angeles Clippers look like in full-scale rebuild mode and with that in thoughts they should unload DeAndre Jordan. It might be a disgrace to see Lob Metropolis’s final piece depart city, however Jordan can choose out of his contract this summer time and the Clippers ought to get one thing for his or her 29-yr-previous middle whereas they will.
Right here’s a take a look at 4 potential groups the Clippers ought to interact earlier than Thursday’s NBA commerce deadline.
*And sure, all of those offers have been checked with the commerce machine.
The Milwaukee Bucks might use some rim safety and rebounding, and Jordan might present each. The Bucks rank seventeenth within the NBA in defensive effectivity (106.four) and twenty sixth in rebound fee (forty eight.three). Jordan is third within the league in rebound fee (25.four) and can also be twentieth in defensive win shares (2.three).
For these of you who don’t like superior stats, Jordan is the league’s second-main rebounder (14.9 per recreation), and whereas he doesn’t block a ton of photographs (zero.ninety eight per recreation), he makes a huge impact on the defensive finish. An athletic, 6’eleven” middle will have an effect on a whole lot of photographs. With Jordan becoming a member of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker, the Bucks can be a formidable opponent for any staff within the East.
In return for Jordan, the Clippers get some rim safety of their very own with John Henson, and would tackle Matthew Dellavedova’s contract (he’s due 19.2 million over the subsequent two years). Additionally they get an intriguing 2017 first-spherical decide in D.J. Wilson, plus a primary-rounder in 2020. For a staff in full-on rebuild mode, that’s not a nasty commerce.
Henson wants a change of surroundings, Delly could be a second-unit guard and Wilson has a excessive ceiling however must see the ground. Oh, and each Henson and Dellavedova shall be off the books in 2020.
Bucks obtain: DeAndre Jordan
Clippers obtain: John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, D.J. Wilson, 2020 first-spherical decide