Cavs Reportedly Offered To Trade J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson And First Round Pick To Clippers For DeAndre Jordan
The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 12 of their last 18 games and are a complete total mess right now. Apparently, team GM Koby Altman is trying to make some moves before the trade deadline but no one wants what the Cavs are offering.
Today, USA Today’s Sam Amick dropped a bomb when he revealed that the Cavs tried to trade their “unwanted money” in J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson along with their 2018 first round pick for Clippers star center DeAndre Jordan.
Via USA Today
Cavs general manager Koby Altman is trying hard to shed the contracts of 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), two players who were re-signed in large part because of LeBron’s omnipresent influence.
As it pertains to the Cavs’ interest in the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, a person with knowledge of that situation said Cleveland continues to offer only its own first-round pick and this kind of unwanted money in those stalled negotiations. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnaroswski the Clippers aren’t really interesting in trading Jordan for bad contracts.
“The Clippers are looking at this, they don’t want to take back a bunch of future money,”. “They wanna get money off. I think their preference ultimately would be to let him walk instead of taking back a bad contract or a couple bad contracts, just to get let’s say a late first round pick.”
Seems like the Cavs overpaid for a bunch of mediocre players and are now going to be forced to eat those contracts.