Everyone knew the Cleveland Cavaliers were going to do something at the trade deadline, it was just a matter of how drastically they were going to try and shake up the roster. As it turned out, their plan was pretty drastic. They swapped out pretty much half of the roster, bringing in a number of younger role players, including Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, along with veteran point guard George Hill.
It … sort of worked? The Cavaliers are in the Eastern Conference finals, though that’s largely due to the brilliance of LeBron James, who probably could have dragged the original roster this far too. And now they’re down 2-0 to the Boston Celtics. So with that, it’s apparently time to start playing the “what if” game.
Such as, what if the Cavaliers traded for DeAndre Jordan instead? According to a report from The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd, both LeBron and Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue wanted to trade for the Clippers big man. Via The Athletic:
Now, however, they can no longer say they’re “All-In.” They cannot say they did whatever they could to keep LeBron here this time. Doing whatever they could to keep him would’ve meant dealing for DeAndre Jordan at the trade deadline, the rim-protecting center Lue coveted and
Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/tyronn-lue-lebron-james-reportedly-wanted-cavaliers-to-trade-for-deandre-jordan-at-deadline/
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