Wojnarowski: Blazers Have Discussed Trade For Clippers C DeAndre Jordan

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly discussed a trade involving DeAndre Jordan.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports on Twitter that the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers discussed a trade involving DeAndre Jordan...

Clips, Blazers talked on DeAndre Jordan prior to Doc Rivers' hiring, sources say, but Portland interest and Jordan market value unclear now.

Update: Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLA.com reports on Twitter...

Yes, Clippers and Blazers have discussed DeAndre Jordan. Portland has interest, but not if it means giving up all their $ room & pick

Here are Dave's thoughts on Jordan from earlier this month.

DeAndre Jordan, $11 million next year, $11.4 the year after, Los Angeles Clippers

This is the next in the never-ending litany of centers to be dumped if his team gets Dwight Howard. Jordan is young, he's athletic with size, he can run, he blocks shots and rebounds, and he's got a prior connection with Portland General Manager Neil Olshey. Plus he carpet-bombed this year's playoffs without regard for all the innocent civilians his suckage would hurt, leading some to speculate that he's out of favor with the Clips. It's easy to envision them moving him but not without getting another center. They're in win now mode. The Blazers have to hope that Howard flips allegiances.

The Clippers officially hired former Celtics coach Doc Rivers on Tuesday, making him coach and giving him a front-office role of "senior vice president of basketball operations."

Blazers GM Neil Olshey came to Portland after serving in the Clippers front office. Olshey and the Clippers matched a four-year, $43 million offer sheet from the Golden State Warriors to retain Jordan in December 2011.

Jordan, 24, averaged 8.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 24.5 minutes per per game last season. He shot 38.6 percent from the foul line (not a typo). Jordan's contract runs through the 2014-15 season.

Jordan was responsible for the dunk of the year during the 2012-13 season.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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