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With the trade deadline now less than 24 hours away, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been extra aggressive in search of a deal.
Among their most-prized targets? Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (still) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
As Amico Hoops first reported in December, the Cavs have been keeping tabs on Jordan for most of the season. USA Today has since reported the Cavs have proposed a trade centered on Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith in a package for Jordan.
Those talks, according to Charania, are ongoing.
“They are going to be aggressive,” he said during a Yahoo Sports podcast. “They are looking at guys like Derrick Favors. DeAndre Jordan is their No. 1 target. If they can somehow convince the Clippers to take on one of their bad contracts, whether it is J.R. Smith or Tristan Thompson, and give their own first, they would jump on that.”
The Cavs have also held trade discussions with the Charlotte Hornets, Sacramentro Kings and multiple other teams in recent days.
Since last season, the Clippers have traded Chris Paul (Houston) and Blake Griffin (Detroit), and lost starting shooting guard J.J. Redick (Philadelphia) in free agency.
The end of the the Lob City era very well could mean the end of the Jordan era, as the Clippers have also reportedly held talks with the Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST.