DeAndre Jordan to DC: The Possibility?

The DJ Saga is gaining more noise

The NBA season is more than a month old and trade rumors surrounding different superstars have been swarming in, non-stop. After the Memphis Grizzlies announced that Marc Gasol is off the market, for now, another big man in the Western Conference is being targeted by various teams who are looking to acquire him via a blockbuster trade that will surely rock the league. His name is none other than DeAndre Jordan of the now-struggling Los Angeles Clippers.
To begin, the Clippers actually began their first season in the post-Chris Paul era on a high note until injuries to starters started to pile up. Then came along their 9-game losing streak. Then came along again, the injury that hit Blake Griffin. While Blake Griffin has been missing tons of games in the past due to his inability to stay healthy on a long period of time, this injury came at a bad time when the Clippers are already undermanned. Then, the trade rumors surrounding DJ came out. What else could go wrong for the Clippers this season?
As mentioned above, there are many teams, specifically in the Eastern Conference, who are very much interested in availing the services of one of the league’s elite rim defenders in DeAndre Jordan. Aside from the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks, among the possible destinations for the center is the Washington Wizards. Question: Do the Wizards have enough to trade for DJ?

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The answer is yes. The Wizards do have the pieces to trade for DeAndre Jordan. One of the possible packages that the Wizards should consider will include sending Jason Smith, Marcin Gortat, Kelly Oubre and a draft pick to the Clippers in exchange for Jordan.  While this 4 for 1  trade scenario may appear to be unfair for the Wizards, it’s not. Really. It’s fair for both sides. Why? DJ is set to become a free agent at the end of the current season so trading him now will be the best move for the Clippers.

Conclusion

The scenario of seeing DeAndre Jordan teaming up with John Wall and Bradley Beal is yummy for the eyes but that will not make the Wizards a title contender just yet. But the DeAndre Jordan-to-DC deal will benefit the Wizards in many ways that Washington fans may not think of.

By the Numbers: Cavs Snap 4-Game Slide with 57 Points from LeBron

LeBron scores 57 while playing the entire second half 

Lebron James 57 Points
LeBron James had another MVP-like performance in a win to snap Cleveland’s recent slide.
If anything, LeBron James isn’t used to losing. Not just during the playoffs. Not just in the Finals where he is 3-5. 
LeBron James hates losing in the regular season. And yet, he just lost 4 straight. 
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost three games against relatively mediocre teams coming into their match-up against the Washington Wizards. 
And Tyronn Lue knew one thing: he won’t be coaching for long should the Cavs’ misery doesn’t end soon. Fortunately, the Cavs finally broke out of their slump. Thanks to a dominating performance by… 
You guessed it, folks. LeBron James.
The King scored 57 points, tying Kyrie Irving’s record for most points scored in a game. He also became the 7th player to reach 29,000 career points as he led the Cavs to a 130-122 win against the Washington Wizards despite Bradley Beal’s 36 points. 
So how did the Cavs come out victorious on this one?  
Below are the numbers:

John Wall hit the Wall

For a player like John Wall who has been averaging 21 points per game this season, his 13-point output against the defending Eastern Conference champions was far from what fans expected of him. 
Sure, his backcourt partner, Bradley Beal exploded for 36 points and if it wasn’t for Beal, the Cavs would have blown the Wizards away. John Wall had to bleed for all of his points as he only made 4 of his 13 attempts, missed all 3 shots from the 3-point line, and missed 7 free throws. Given how close the final score was, it would have been different had Wall made more from the free throw line. What a waste, indeed.

42 Points in the First Quarter

As they say, begin the game on a good shape. chances are, you will win it all. Both the Wizards and the Cavs started the game scoring from all angles as the Cavs ran away for 42 points during the first 12 minutes of play. 

57 Points. Plus More

As mentioned above, LeBron’s 57 points against Washington tied Kyrie Irving’s franchise record. Although he didn’t have to because he had tons of help from various players including Derrick Rose who had 20 points, Jae Crowder with 17 and Kevin Love with 11, the King was clearly unstoppable regardless of who Scott Brooks put on against LeBron. #23 made 23 of 34 shot attempts and went perfectly in 9 tries from the free throw line. Aside from that, he had 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. And yes, he did all of that for 43 MINUTES.



Free Throws are Precious

  • Washington: 21 of 31
  • Cleveland: 26 of 28
If you look at the disparity in the free throw numbers, both attempted and made, you’d probably say, “Damn it, Washington!” The Cavs won by 8 points and the Wizards missed 10 free throws. On the other hand, Cleveland did a great job in taking advantage of their opportunities from the line and the numbers don’t lie either:
  • LeBron James: 9 of 9
  • Jae Crowder: 8 of 8
  • Kevin Love: 5 of 5

Conclusion

Despite their recent losing streak, make no mistake about it, folks. The Cavs are still the best team in the East, at least on paper. While uncertainty looms around Washington owing to the injury of John Wall, we can’t just count them out of the picture. Just yet. Despite the loss, the Wizards are also one of the teams in the East that can challenge the supremacy of the King and his Cavaliers. 

Wizards Ink Bradley Beal to a Lucrative Five-Year Deal

Bradley Beal will stay as a Washington Wizard next season. According to reports, Beal and the Wizards reached a max contract agreement of a five-year, $128 million deal.

Beal is one of the building block of the Wizards future along with backcourt partnef John Wall. With the rise of the cap space next season, Beal got the max contract he is looking for.

Beal has averaged 17.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1 steal in 31.1 minutes of action. The only concern with Beal’s performance is his health. The 3rd overall pick of 2012 NBA draft has only played 55 games last season and missed a total of 91 games in his 4 years of playing in the league so far which is equivalent to more than total of a one NBA regular season games (82).

Paul George Stops Wizard’s 3 game win streak ! Drops 40 POINTS! Unreal 7-8 from 3 pts



I have written a number of articles about PG13 but this maybe his statement game to inform the League that he is back and means serious business despite losing D.West and Hibbert. He is now surrounded with Jordan hill and their back up center Mahinmi. They have acquired CJ Miles and Monta Ellis. 



So Far its been PG13 who is making a lebron-like effort in doing everything he can, hold your horses lebron fans am not saying PG13 is better. Just look at the team mates that he has and right now they are sitting in the 4th spot with a 9-5 record.

The record could be better if only George was able to find his rhythm, his first for games were merely 16ppg. but he has upped his scoring and with 10 straight games with 20 pts or more per game. 

He is now averaging 25.9 ppg, 8.4 reb, 4.3 assists and 1 blk. 

Here is the insane highlight of this ridiculous game by George:



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Aldrin
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Man on a Mission, Mr. JOHN WALL! 22 pts 6 assists, 3 stls and 5 BLOCKS! and the winning basket!

JOHN WALL!!!

How many pg’s can get a block per game well there’s not a lot amazingly Mr. Wall got 5 blocks on this game and the game winning shot what more can you ask from a player. These are the type of games that makes a player legendary, sure Wall hasn’t sniff the finals yet but I believe the East is not just about Cleveland. Make no mistake about it Washington and Wall is on a mission. Wall together with Bradley Beal combined for 46 pts to help the Wizards beat a young and deadly Orlando Magic squad 88-87. 

Caution: PG playing insane defense

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