If the losing continues for the #Los Angeles Clippers, they might make another major trade involving one of their key pieces before the February 8 deadline. According to Gil Alcaraz IV of Hoops Habit, the Clippers might part ways with long-time center #DeAndre Jordan before the deadline. In the offseason, Zach Lowe of ESPN reported that the Clippers tried to move Jordan to the Houston Rockets for Clint Capela. While the deal never materialized, it appears that the Clippers are willing to ship their All-Star center. Trade rumors involving Jordan disappeared after the Clippers opened the season with four straight wins. However, the idea resurfaced after the team lost 10 of their past 11 games to drop to 5-10, 13th in the Western Conference.

Moving Jordan before the trade deadline also makes sense for the Clippers, as the center could opt out of his player option for the 2018-19 season, leaving them with nothing if he leaves in the summer. In the offseason, the Clippers traded their All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Rockets for several players. This season, Jordan is averaging 10.1 points, 14.0 boards and 1.2 blocks in 15 games with the Clippers. A 35th overall pick by the Clippers in 2008, Jordan has career averages of 9.2 points, 10.2 boards and 1.8 blocks in 688 games.

Okafor could also be moved before deadline

Aside from Jordan, Alcaraz said another big man on the move could be #Jahlil Okafor, who wants out of the Philadelphia 76ers, either via trade or buyout. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Okafor has played two games so far for the 76ers this season.

He has not cracked the team’s rotation under coach Brett Brown, who has opted to give more minutes to backup center Richaun Holmes rather than Okafor. In two games this season, Okafor has averaged 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks. Okafor [VIDEO]is known for his speed and his ability to play the low block or lure big men out with his perimeter shooting. However, Okafor’s lack of defense will be a huge liability for any team interested in his services.

New teams for Lakers big men, Magic forward

Alcaraz also expected Los Angeles Lakers big men Luol Deng and Julius Randle and Orlando Magic forward Mario Hezonja to be traded before the deadline. The Lakers want to dispose of Deng’s huge contract while Randle is frustrated with his new role off the bench [VIDEO] for the team. The Magic, for their part, declined the fourth-year option in Hezonja’s rookie deal, making him an unrestricted free agent in 2018. Hezonja was the Magic’s fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.