1. The Clippers are not going to win anything with Jordan anyways
Jordan certainly is one of the best centers in the league and is the all-time leader in career field goal percentage. Jordan brings physicality and reliability down low, and although he cannot shoot a free throw, is a good scoring option at the center position. Alongside Blake Griffin, Jordan forms quite the partnership for the Los Angeles Clippers.
However, as we all know, it takes much more than a great partnership to succeed in today’s NBA. The current state of the NBA is the super team, no longer do you need two or three all-star caliber players, you need four to succeed. How else can teams compete with the foursome of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green in Golden State?
Not to mention that the West is already extremely stacked. The Warriors, Rockets, Thunder, Timberwolves and Spurs are already locks for the top five seeds. To get to a title, you have to go through these five teams.
While the Clippers certainly are better off this season with Jordan on the court, having him will not push them to defeat these star teams. They could not do it with Chris Paul, and although they have more depth, they won’t do it without it.
Instead of holding on to a pipe dream that Griffin and Jordan may somehow lead the Clippers past these juggernauts, the front office would be better suited in focusing on getting the team better for the future.