The 2016/2017 season was somewhat of a disappointment for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers finished with a 51-31 record, good for the number four spot in the Western Conference. Considering all the injuries they had to deal with during the season, the 51-31 record was solid, but it was their performance in the playoffs that really disappointed every Clippers fan.

They were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the Utah Jazz, as they lost Game 7 at home. Obviously, the Clippers were missing Blake Griffin who missed most of the playoffs due to toe injury. Nevertheless, it appeares that the "Big Three" of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan isn't producing the kind of results that the Clippers organization was hoping for when they acquired them.

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will be free agents after the 2017/2018 season, and it is still uncertain if they will stay in Los Angeles. Also, J.J. Redick will be free agent this summer and this makes Clippers struggles even bigger.

DeAndre to be traded?

Considering the fact that Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan have a close personal relationship, and that Griffin hasn't yet decided whether or not he's staying with the Clippers, it appeares that Jordan's future with the club is uncertain also. ESPN's Chris Haynes reported on Tuesday that the Clippers are looking for possible trade packages for DeAndre Jordan. Sources close to ESPN said that the team explored its options and contacted several teams as they look to possibly move the nine-year veteran.

One of the teams the Clippers contacted were the Phoenix Suns. The Clippers reportedly offered DeAndre Jordan to the Suns in exchange for Tyson Chandler and the number four pick in the 2017 NBA draft. This was not something the Suns wanted to do, and it looks like that for now, DeAndre isn't moving to Arizona.

Jordan to the Cavaliers a realistic option?

DeAndre is one of the best centers in the league, especially on the defensive end and the 2016/17 season was the best of his career.

He missed only one game during the regular season, and averaged 12.7 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. Jordan made the All-Star team for the first time in his career and there are not many teams that don't want him on their roster. One of the teams that would love to have Jordan are the Cleveland Cavaliers, but is it possible? Jordan has two years and $46 million remaining on his contract, and the only real asset the Cavaliers would have in this potential deal is Tristan Thompson.

Thompson has three years and around $52 million remaining on his contract with the Cavaliers, and other than that the Cavs would probably have to include some other players in the deal. The Cavaliers would welcome DeAndre's defense and rebounding, especially considering the way Thompson performed in the NBA Finals against the Warriors.

He averaged just 5.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as the Cavs lost in five games. DeAndre's presence in the paint would make it lot tougher for the Warriors in a potential Finals rematch next year, and it's going to be insteresting to see how this situation develops.

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