Reports: Cavs target Jordan, Hill, Williams in trade
NBA.com Global on Jan 20, 2018 08:02 PM
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 10: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the LA Clippers grabs the rebound against the Golden State Warriors on January 10, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Cleveland Cavaliers could be one of the more active teams ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Cavs are pursuing separate deals for both LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Sacramento Kings guard George Hill, though it is unclear if they would have the assets to acquire both.
The Cavaliers are pursuing separate deala for DeAndre Jordan and George Hill in advance of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, according to league sources— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 20, 2018
It remains to be seen if the Cavs have the assets to acquire one or both of their top targets, but league sources say they are in active pursuit of both. @ShamsCharania first reported Cleveland’s interest in Hill.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 20, 2018
Jordan, who has missed each of the Clippers' last three games with an ankle injury, would give the Cavs a legitimate rim protector. Cleveland current ranks 28th in defensive rating.
Hill would provide depth in the Cavs' backcourt, which has been a weakness with Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert missing significant time.
The Cavaliers have allso registered trade interest in the Clippers’ Lou Williams, according to league sources, with Cleveland vets such as Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith featuring in various trade proposals.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 20, 2018
Stein also reports that Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams is on the Cavs' radar.