The Cleveland Cavaliers might consider a move of Tristan Thompson for DeAndre Jordan, but the Los Angeles Clippers would not -- at least not yet.
That's what a league source told Amico Hoops on Friday in reaction to rumors the Cavs may consider a move of Thompson for Jordan. The buzz was generated via a mailbag posted on cleveland.com.
While the league source confirmed the Cavs' interest in Jordan, it appears the Clippers would want more for Jordan. At least, they will explore the market for more as they look to move their 6-foot-11 center.
Jordan and the Clippers are struggling mightily, having suffered through nine straight losses before beating Atlanta on Wednesday. They also lost injured starting point guard Patrick Beverly for the season. So word is, they want a big man and a guard in return for Jordan.
One thing that isn't a debate is the fact Jordan is being made available by the Clippers.
Meanwhile, the Cavs are said to be more than open to moving Thompson, who is currently nursing a calf injury. He has missed nine of the Cavs' first 17 games (18 if you include Friday's matchup with the Charlotte Hornets).
According to a league source, the Cavs still appreciate Thompson's hard work on the offensive glass, but have begun to question his focus. He compiled one point and zero rebounds in a loss to the New York Knicks in October.
In eight games overall, Thompson is averaging career-lows in points (4.4 ppg) and rebounds (6.4 rpg).