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Sport LeBron James, Tyronn Lue pushed for DeAndre Jordan trade, report says

19:00  17 may  2018
19:00  17 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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That's what LeBron James and coach Tyronn Lue wanted and tried to make a run at the Clippers star before the trade deadline, according to The Athletic. However, the Cavaliers ultimately decided to shy away from Jordan and instead traded for a group of young backups, including Jordan Clarkson and

Instead, the Cavaliers traded for role players, like George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood.

a close up of LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James © Getty Images Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James

What if DeAndre Jordan was with the Cavaliers during this year's playoff run?

That's what LeBron James and coach Tyronn Lue wanted and tried to make a run at the Clippers star before the trade deadline, according to The Athletic.

However, the Cavaliers ultimately decided to shy away from Jordan and instead traded for a group of young backups, including Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood and veteran George Hill. The goal was to have them grow together as a team in the hopes they will stay in Cleveland for the long term.

It remains to be seen if the tactic to pass up on trying to trade for Jordan worked. The Cavaliers turned their season around after a rough winter slump after the trade deadline and are in the Eastern Conference Finals. However, they are currently down 2-0 against the Celtics.

It was also noted that the front office went against James' wishes, which could affect his contract restructure this summer.

LeBron James admits he doubted Cavaliers would make it to playoffs .
The Cavaliers made it to the NBA Finals, but LeBron James had doubts during the season whether the Cavs would make it to the playoffs."It was at points where, 'OK, will the Cavs even make the playoffs?'" James told ESPN's Rachel Nichols Wednesday in an exclusive interview. "And I was like, 'OK, I am not settling for that conversation. Now that is just ridiculous. Now I have got to get into the postseason.

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