Teams hesitant in DeAndre Jordan trade due to him having no agent
Even if the L.A. Clippers wanted to keep center DeAndre Jordan, it seems that the basketball gods are lining them up to the direction where the team will eventually put Jordan on the trading block.
The Clippers are not that far away from a recent debilitating nine-game losing skid, and just when it looked like they are finally turning things around, star power forward Blake Griffin sustained a knee injury on Monday — one that will keep him sidelined for two months.
Blake Griffin will be joining on the sidelines Danilo Gallinari, who has not played in each of the Clippers’ last seven games with an ailing glute, and Patrick Beverley, who’s out for the rest of the year due to a knee injury.
The Clippers are unlikely to make the postseason with a banged up roster while playing in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, so the option to blow up what’s left of the team after Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets back in the offseason is front and center once again.
DeAndre Jordan is among the high-profile assets the Clippers could dangle in front of other teams, but those interested in the services of the big man could be hampered by the fact that the 29-year-old rebounding monster and shot-blocking machine does not employ an agent, per Bobby Marks of ESPN.
Hard part for teams that could be interested in DeAndre Jordan is that the All-Star does not have an agent. Hard to do any back channeling to see if DAJ is a short term rental or would commit long term.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 28, 2017
Jordan’s contract with the Clippers won’t expire until 2019 but he holds a player option for 2018 worth $24 million. As Marks pointed out, the absence of an agent in behalf of Jordan makes it harder for interested parties to read the Texas A&M product’s plan for the future.
With the Clippers bugged with several issues, expect DeAndre Jordan’s name to be a favorite trade talk subject moving forward.