DeAndre Jordan won’t be enough for Mavericks, Shaquille O’Neal says

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan’s name has been at the center of potential trade talks involving the Mavericks but he may not be the answer to turning around Dallas, at least according to Shaquille O’Neal.

He could help them, but I don’t think it’ll get Dallas back to where they used to be very, very prominent, winning championships, O’Neal said Thursday in an interview with 105.3 The Fan’s Shan and RJ show (via SportsDay).

Jordan has spent all 10 of his NBA seasons with the Clippers, averaging 12 points and 15.2 rebounds per game in 2017-18.

Philadelphia badly wants the 27-year-old forward, The New York Times’ Marc Stein said on The Dan Patrick Show this week. Leonard, who could become a free agent after 2018-19, prefers to be traded to the Lakers, according to multiple reports.

The 76ers have discussed potentially dealing Dario Saric and Robert Covington as well as a future first-round pick in exchange for Leonard, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.

San Antonio has also spoken recently with Los Angeles and Boston about a possible trade, according to a report from ESPN.

The Spurs are fully engaged in trade talks with several teams on Kawhi Leonard, including the Lakers and Celtics, league sources tell ESPN. Boston has long had the assets that the Spurs most covet in a potential Leonard trade.

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