LeBron James, Tyronn Lue pushed for DeAndre Jordan trade, report says

By Gabrielle McMillen 17 May 2018 152
LeBron James, Tyronn Lue pushed for DeAndre Jordan trade, report says

What if DeAndre Jordan was with the Cavaliers during this year's playoff run?

That's what LeBron James and coach Tyronn Lue wanted and tried to make a run at the Clippers star before the trade deadline, according to The Athletic.

However, the Cavaliers ultimately decided to shy away from Jordan and instead traded for a group of young backups, including Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood and veteran George Hill. The goal was to have them grow together as a team in the hopes they will stay in Cleveland for the long term.

It remains to be seen if the tactic to pass up on trying to trade for Jordan worked. The Cavaliers turned their season around after a rough winter slump after the trade deadline and are in the Eastern Conference Finals. However, they are currently down 2-0 against the Celtics.

It was also noted that the front office went against James' wishes, which could affect his contract restructure this summer.

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