According to a report, DeAndre Jordan wants to follow in the footsteps of Chris Paul and leave the Clippers for Houston. Should the Rockets consider making a deal for the center?
As the deadline in February approaches, the trade rumors are starting to heat up. And Stephen A. Smith just threw some wood on that fire. On the popular ESPN show First Take, Smith said that DeAndre Jordan wants to leave Los Angeles and play for the Rockets, according to his sources.
Now, this is the same Stephen A. Smith who claimed that LeBron James wanted to fight Kyrie Irving for requesting a trade from the Cavs over the summer. That report was almost certainly false, or at least taken out of context, so we’re going to take anything he says with a grain of salt.
With that being said, it is easy to imagine that Jordan would want to join the Rockets. First of all, Chris Paul, who is one of his best friends, is already in Houston. Paul and Jordan connected for what seemed like thousands of alley-oops during their time as teammates, so they’d have an instant connection on the court.
Then, there’s also the part where the Clippers always seem to have a ton of drama surrounding their franchise. On the flip side, the Rockets are one of the most well run organizations in the NBA and there’s a ton of stability within the franchise.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the Rockets are in a position to compete for a title. Whereas the Clippers are fighting to stay above .500 and make the playoffs. At the end of the day, CP3 made the right move to join the Rockets, and the same could be true for Jordan.
But it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, as there are pros and cons to signing Jordan for the Rockets. Lets get into it.