Report: Bucks interested in Jordan, Okafor, Chandler
The Clippers are imploding with an 8-12 record and a laundry list of injuries that now includes franchise player Blake Griffin. Jordan can opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent in July.
A three-time All-NBAer, two-time All-Defensive first-teamer, and two-time rebounding champ, Jordan could pair with Giannis Antetokounmpo to form an elite defensive frontcourt for the Bucks. But, he won't come cheap. Citing sources with knowledge of the Clippers front office, Woelfel reports the Clippers would want at least two of Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon, and John Henson in exchange for Jordan, and possibly all three.
If that's true, it's difficult to imagine a deal getting done, unless the Bucks get some sort of assurance that Jordan would re-sign in Milwaukee. Even if they did, that package would be a steep price to pay for a guy who'll turn 30 and likely command nine figures this summer.
Perhaps that's why the Bucks are reportedly setting their sights lower. According to Woelfel, they've also shown interest in Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler - a veteran stranded on a rebuilding team - and Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, who has been on the trade block for at least a year and has been DNP-CD'ed for all but 25 minutes this season.
Recent reports suggest the Sixers have lowered their asking price for Okafor to a second-round draft pick. It's unclear what it would take to land Chandler, but at the least the Bucks would have to send out a sizeable salary to match Chandler's $13-million deal.