To say that the Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling is an understatement. The team that was supposed to take control in the East is just a few games over .500 and barely holding on to the No. 3 seed in the conference. Ever since trading Kyrie Irving, the Cavs have looked average at best. The home court is not as intimidating for opponents and their struggles on the road have been, well, not very Cleveland-like. So are the Cavs on the verge of making a deal to shake this team up?

DeAndre Jordan or bust?

The trade rumors surrounding Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan and the Cavs just won’t go away, but how much weight do they really have?

According to Bleacher Report, Sam Amick of USA Today reported Monday that the Cavaliers attempted to trade for Jordan, but that they only offered their own first-round pick as well as "unwanted money," including Tristan Thompson and JR Smith. Do the Cavs have to sweeten the deal to make it happen?

While many experts seem to believe that this deal doesn’t really have legs, don’t be so sure as we approach the trade deadline. The Clippers shocked everyone by dealing Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons last week, and the Clippers now seem to be content to start rebuilding from the Chris Paul, Blake Griffin era.

With Griffin gone, it would seem that Jordan is next. The Cavs need defensive help and Jordan is one of the best in the business -- but what will it take to make this deal a reality?

New York Times’ Marc Stein reported that the Clippers have had recent talks with the Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers about Jordan, but none of the teams have offered enough to make this deal complete.

LeBron commitment could help team now

The Cavs would have to take on a big contract if they strike a deal to obtain DeAndre Jordan, but if they believe it gives them a legit shot at another title, it would be worth the money.

Jordan would be a great fit for Cleveland. The big man is all about defense and that is something the Cavs need desperately right now.

Here is an odd thought: Are the Cavs leery of dealing for another high-priced superstar, especially since LeBron James is a free agent this summer? LeBron's lack of commitment to Cleveland is deja vu all over for Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and Cleveland fans everywhere.

If James inked a long-term deal, Gilbert may be a bit more aggressive in pursuing another big name or two before the deadline. The odds of that happening seem slim to none. You just know deep down that Lebron is licking his chops as he prepares to see what he can get on the open market.