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We're just days away from the NBA trade deadline and DeAndre Jordan is still a member the Los Angeles Clippers. Also, the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to make a move that could help LeBron James and co. reach another NBA Finals.
The Cavs have long been rumored to have interest in trading for Jordan but the two sides have obviously yet to strike a deal as the Cavs are reluctant to trade the coveted Brooklyn Nets first round pick, which they received as part the Kyrie Irving trade with Boston.
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According to USA Today's Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt, Cavs GM Koby Altman is willing to trade Cleveland's own first round pick in a deal for Jordan, so long as the Clippers take on some "unwanted" contracts, including Tristan Thompson (two years, $36 million remaining) and J.R. Smith ($14.7 million next season, team option worth $15.6 million in 2019-20 with $3.8 million guaranteed).
Per USA Today,
"They’re all represented by Rich Paul Klutch Sports, who built the agency with a huge assist from James. As it pertains to the Cavs’ interest in the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, a person with knowledge that situation said Cleveland continues to fer only its own first-round pick and this kind unwanted money in those stalled negotiations. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition anonymity because the sensitivity the situation."
Jordan, 29, is averaging 11.6 points, 14.9 rebounds and one block per game. He'll continue to be one the most talked about players leading up to the February 8th trade deadline.
As a result last night's locker room altercation between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA is investigating the situation and there are reports that several players will be fined, or even suspended.
According to several media outlets, Trevor Ariza, James Harden, Gerald Green and Chris Paul invaded the Clippers locker room, a secret tunnel, following last night's loss at Staples Center in an effort to confront Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers. Security and team ficials reportedly stepped in before things escalated further.
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In fact, the LAPD were even called in to assist security guards at the Staples Center amid the post-game chaos. As the bizarre reports unfolded last night, #NBATwitter had a field day with the situation.
Shaq and Charles Barkley thought the whole thing was absolutely hilarious, especially since someone actually called the LAPD to protect the Clippers from Chris Paul.
Check out some the other reactions to last night's locker room altercation below.