Clippers, Blazers Discussed DeAndre Jordan

Before Doc Rivers was hired by the Clippers, the team discussed a possible DeAndre Jordan deal with the Trail Blazers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). With Rivers now involved in the Clippers' basketball decision-making, it's not clear what Jordan's value is or whether Portland still has interest, says Wojnarowski.

It makes sense that the Blazers would have some interest in Jordan, since the club will be looking to add a rim-protecting center this summer. And with a Kevin Garnett deal no longer on the table for the Clippers, Los Angeles is free to explore other possible deals involving Jordan. I would assume that even if the Clippers and Blazers were to continue discussing Jordan, a deal wouldn't happen before July, since the Blazers will be able to take advantage of its potential cap space at that point.

Jordan is currently projected to earn $10,986,550 next season, a figure that would increase if he were moved, due to his 15% trade kicker. So any deal would have to involve significant salary coming back to L.A. or a suitor with significant cap room to take on Jordan's salary.

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