Despite the Playoffs still going on, many teams are already well into their off season regiment of firing/interviewing coaches and assessing their roster.
The Mavericks and Clippers are a good example of two teams that are well aware of the uphill battle they face this year. Both teams are right up against the cap with little wiggle room to spare. They’re both also set to lose their respective big men, Deandre Jordan and Tyson Chandler, as they enter into unrestricted free agency and will surely command top dollar.
The question is, do the organizations want to commit to them long term?
My guess would be no. Especially given the fact that they’re already discussing a Sign-and-Trade to swap the pair.
the Mavs’ front office has kicked around the idea of a sign-and-trade that would see the two big men flip teams, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.
The Mavs would reportedly insist the Clippers also take reserve point guard Raymond Felton – and his $3.9-million salary – in a potential sign-and-trade.
This would be an extremely interesting move for many reasons; though I’m not sure it would vastly improve either teams situation in the long run.
If the report that Paul and Jordan had a falling out is true then I wouldn’t expect to see Jordan back in a Clippers uniform either way.
Buckle up, y’all. This stove is just heating up.