But if Jordan stays put by opting in or signing a new deal with Orlando, the Gordon-Isaac-DJ frontcourt could be intriguing.
Gordon is better utilized as a power forward, but his evolving three-point shot gives him a touch more positional flexibility.
That's because logic suggests he'll opt out of the final year of his contract this summer, hoping to cash in on one more multi-year deal before he hits the steep downslope of a post-30 decline (DJ hits the big three-oh on July 21, 2018).
If you're acquiring him, you've got to consider two possible downsides: Either he walks in free agency, or he sticks around and you're the team committing big money to a conventional center in his 30s.
Davis' deal comes off the books, and Harkless has been a useful three-and-D wing in the recent past.
If he irons out his shot, he could be a quality starter for the Clippers at reasonable Los Angeles Clippers Get: Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier Orlando Magic Get: De Andre Jordan, Brice Johnson The Magic need a change, and snagging Jordan gives them two paths forward.
By now, you've heard most of the conventional fits for Jordan.The schematic fit makes sense, and we know DJ and Dame are adept troublemakers when together.The worry for Portland might be Nurkic improving as he gets into his mid-20s. They're in their primes right now, which is why adding an older player isn't the worst idea. Long term, maybe they'd prefer to ink Jordan to a new deal instead of Nurkic.He'd be an intriguing fit with a healthy Griffin running the offense and Gallinari acting as a second option.Ultimately, this deal involves two teams exchanging opt-out candidates, with the Knicks taking on the bigger name and the bigger risk. Los Angeles Clippers Get: Jusuf Nurkic, Maurice Harkless, Ed Davis Portland Trail Blazers Get: De Andre Jordan Oddly, the Blazers need an offensive kick this season. Mc Collum and Damian Lillard space the floor could juice the attack nicely.