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DeAndre Jordan Four Hot Destinations After Blake Griffin Trade

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DeAndre Jordan Four Hot Destinations After Blake Griffin Trade

With Blake Griffin off to Detroit, where does that leave DeAndre Jordan?

Monday night, the Los Angeles Clippers finally ended the drama and traded forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Clippers sent Griffin, Willie Reed and Brice Johnson to Detroit in exchange for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovice and a first and second-round draft pick.

This trade is shocking to many considering the fact that the franchise has been entertaining trade talks for Jordan and Lou Williams.

With Griffin being traded it will be interesting to see whether the team will extend Jordan’s contract or rebuild. Half way through the season and with the trade deadline vastly approaching anything can happen.

After moving Griffin to Detroit, here are DeAndre Jordan Four Hot Destinations.

DeAndre Jordan Destination One: Cleveland Cavaliers

The Land would be a great landing spot for the 6-foot-11 big man. Adding the 29-year-old center would help the Cavs tremendously on the defensive side of the ball.

Jordan would provide hustle points, blocked shots and rebounds. Currently, the big man averages 11.9 points, 14.8 rebounds and 1 block per game (per the NBA). The stats may not jump out at you but they are impressive considering that none of the Clippers offense was run through him.

Cleveland would be a great fit for the 265-pound center because of their style of play. The former Aggie would be able to stay on the floor against the smaller lineups. He also has the ability to change the momentum of the game without the ball.

Think of the 10-year vet as a more assertive Tristian Thompson. Often times you see Thompson struggle to fit into the offense. Since 2016 Thompson has not been the same and it’s time to move on.

DeAndre Jordan Destination Two: Washington Wizards

The Wizards would be an excellent fit for the former Texas A&M center. Washington has had their ups and downs with Marcin Gortat. Every year the Wiz Kids struggle to pull out the W in crucial situations.

Why not add fresh legs and an athletic center who matches the intensity of Bradley Beal and John Wall. Both guards run a high, low pick & roll around the rim with Gortat.

However, D.J. may not be able to hit that 12-foot jumper like Gortat. But the center can provide shot-altering defense and energy. Let’s not forget that the Houston native averages 14.8 rebounds per game.

In addition to the 14.8 boards per game the center shot above .50 percent from the field between 11/29/14-2/19/15 (Per the NBA).

DeAndre Jordan Destination Three: Houston Rockets

Personally, I love the way Clint Capela is playing. Currently, the 23-year-old center is averaging 14.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game (Per the NBA). If I am the Rockets general manager I wouldn’t trade Capela.

Don’t get me wrong Jordan is a tremendous player, but why trade a 23-year-old who hasn’t even reached his prime.

Adding the Clippers center to the Rockets team would give them more strength down in the post and a veteran presence.

The chemistry between Chris Paul and Jordan would still be there considering their time together in Los Angeles. However, I am not sold on D.J playing in Houston.

DeAndre Jordan Destination Four: Los Angeles Clippers

I am not sure if this would actually happen due to the trade rumors around Jordan and Williams. However, it makes sense now that the Clippers finally landed a credible small forward in Tobias Harris.

Despite the Pistons current 8 game losing streak, Harris was the most consistent player on the roster. Harris is currently averaging 18.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2 assists per game (Per the NBA).

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers can certainly build around Bradley, Harris and Jordan if he chooses to. This could be a team that runs and guns but locks down on the perimeter.

Trading Griffin relieved a lot of pressure off of the team’s salary cap. Not saying that you have to go crazy on the max but pay the man.

Where do you think DeAndre Jordan will land?

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