Last Thursday’s NBA trade deadline was probably the best of the decade. While a lot of moves went down, it was the Cavaliers who captivated the headlines.
In a series of blockbuster moves, the Cavs dealt Derrick Rose, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and Dwyane Wade in a number of different deals for Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr., Jordan Clarkson, and George Hill. truth be told, it was a crazy 24 hours for Cleveland.
But in a new story by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, things could have turned out very differently.
According to the astute reporter, the Cavs were so close to a deal with the Clippers on deadline day that Kobe Altman, the Cavs GM, had ownership approval for a monster trade to go down. The deal in question involves Crowder, Frye, Iman Shumpert, and a Cavs first-rounder in exchange for L.A. star, DeAndre Jordan.
So yeah, if you thought this Cleveland team was good now, imagine how things could have been if Jordan became a Cavalier.