Can the team continue to try to find undervalued assets that can assist in a long-term rebuild in the Atlantic Division?At Madison Square Garden, the Knicks are a wild card as this year's deadline approaches. However, they're only willing to offer their own first-round pick and the "unwanted money" of Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith for Jordan, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.
Jordan has always been the Cavaliers' top gettable target on the trade market.
Jordan could become a free agent in July, which would make any deal more problematic.
Despite being a cornerstone player for the Clips, rumors of a potential trade first surfaced leading up to the 2017 National Basketball Association draft. "If somebody else doesn't jump into the fray, there is a good chance that the Clippers will just keep Jordan for the rest of the season and ultimately let him expire off their cap".
Although the three-time All-NBA selection is best known for his defensive acumen, he has developed into a weapon on offense as well. That includes uncertainty around big man Willy Hernangomez. Heading to the 2017-18 campaign, Jordan had missed eight games over the previous seven seasons, five of which came in 2015-16.
Someone like Clippers center DeAndre Jordan could help in a big way. It likely wouldn't be a team in the Eastern Conference, so it limits which ones might be included in these negotiations.
Nurkić has a more polished offensive game since Jordan's range extends no further than the paint, but the Bosnian center has been way too inconsistent this season.