DeAndre Jordan Trade Rumors: Stephen A. Smith Says Star Wants Deal to Rockets

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 16, 2018

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan shoots a free throw during the second half of a basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 108-107. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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DeAndre Jordan is reportedly hoping to be dealt from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith (via Clevis Murray of NBC Boston) said during Tuesday's episode of First Take that Jordan "wants to get traded" to the Rockets.

Jordan's name has popped up in several rumors, though the Rockets haven't been one of the teams recently connected to the All-Star center. 

ESPN.com's Zach Lowe reported in October the Rockets and Clippers had "semiserious traction" on a deal last season that would have sent Jordan to Houston for Clint Capela, draft picks and other players. 

Since starting 11-18, the Clippers have won 11 of their last 14 contests to climb one game over .500 and sit in the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference standings. 

Jordan is signed through this season and has a $24.1 million player option for next season, per Spotrac

Despite losing eight of their last 13 games, the Rockets own the second-best record in the Western Conference at 30-12. 

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