L.A. Clippers: 5 Reasons Clippers Must Explore Trading DeAndre Jordan

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L.A. Clippers: 5 Reasons Clippers Must Explore Trading DeAndre Jordan
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Last summer DeAndre Jordan was one of the hottest names on the restricted free agent market.

Fans and general managers alike drooled over his size and athleticism and imagined what he could do for their respective teams.

However, the Clippers good fortunes last year were much more aptly tied to the acquisition of Chris Paul and the emergence of Blake Griffin than any contributions that Jordan gave them.

Sure, Jordan is young and physically imposing, but just what type of upside does he truly have?

Furthermore, where exactly can the Clippers hope to improve? Paul will probably play as good as last year, and so too will Griffin. But neither of them is likely to take a huge step forward production-wise.

So it falls on those around them to help this team take the next step.

Is it really a smart bet that Jordan can become elite? If the answer is no, doesn't it make sense to explore the trade market for him?

Here are seven reasons why the Clippers need to explore dealing Jordan.

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