Sunday, February 17, 2013
Will Clippers trade DeAndre?
By Tom Carpenter
Sean Deveney of SportingNews.com reports that issues between DeAndre Jordan and coach Vinny Del Negro could lead the Los Angeles Clippers to deal the big man prior to the trade deadline.
"Del Negro and Jordan have frequently clashed over playing time, the source said, and there is a chance he could be moved before Thursday’s deadline for a veteran big man, even if it is not in a deal for Garnett," he wrote. "Before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao got injured, the Clippers had inquired about him."
KG has shot down any trade ideas -- a right he has via his no-trade clause -- but anything is possible, of course. Trading Jordan to any team could take some extra effort on the part of the Clippers, since he hasn't developed an offensive game and still has about $23 million remaining over the final two years of his current contract.