Over at Bleacher Report, I wrote about the DeAndre Jordan situation the Clippers could be facing when his contract runs up in July. Click here to read the full piece. Here is an excerpt:
Jordan is the only garbage man on the Clippers. On a team without many guys who can defend on the wings, Jordan is the helper who can clean up all the mistakes and he’s the sole rim-protector on a shallow roster.
When L.A. first signed Spencer Hawes in July, some thought the deal wasn’t just so the Clips could have a quality backup center. There was conjecture Hawes could be an interim center in Jordan’s place if the 2015 free agent were to leave over the summer.
Now, that plan seems sillier than a Shel Silverstein murder novel. With the season Hawes has had (and you can read more on that here), there is somewhere between a zero percent and “Oh, hell no!” percent chance of Hawes being the Clippers’ starting center next year. So, Jordan becomes even more important than he was entering October, which was already pretty darn essential.
Much like with Danny and Sandy, things get complicated over the summer.