Cavaliers, Clippers Seek Third Team For DeAndre Jordan Trade

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According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, Toronto is trying to work its way into the mix for Jordan, but in a similar situation as Cleveland, they will likely need a third team in order to complete the trade.

The Cavaliers have not received any sort of longterm commitment from LeBron James, who can - and nearly certainly will - opt out of his current contract to become a free agent this summer. This is surprising, as there are only a few hours left until the National Basketball Association trade deadline hits.

Since Jordan can leave for nothing as a free agent in July, the Clippers may regret the decision to keep him.

One of the Cavaliers' biggest weaknesses this season is their defense.

There was plenty of movement before the 3 p.m. ET deadline, but Jordan stayed put despite several teams reportedly showing interest. As ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Bobby Marks outlined, the cap explosion of 2016 - when teams spent frivolously because of an abundance of new TV money - and the near-flattening of it thereafter, has left very few teams with cap space.

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Of course, they'd also have trouble paying Jordan, Beal, Wall and Porter.

Additionally, plenty of contending teams can use a player with Jordan's rim protecting skills.

Still, the Clippers center would still offer the Raptors a good defensive mind and boost the team's defensive into a stronger contender. He's an elite rebounder and finisher around the basket, but possesses few of the other skills teams around the National Basketball Association covet in players - shooting, passing, the ability to maneuver off the dribble.

Had the Clippers agreed to the trade it would've helped the Cavaliers with many issues as Amick stated. He's a difference-maker, for sure, but he might not be enough on his own to take a team to contention status. The Clippers said no.

Jordan may be wise to say he'll opt into his player option.

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