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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: DeAndre Jordan, Clippers Will Work Out Trade

A view of the seats in an empty Staples Center.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: View of the seats before Game Two of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards worked out a deal to send big man Marcin Gortat to Los Angeles in exchange for Austin Rivers to D.C. That trade action set forth a larger conversation about a different Clippers player.

DeAndre Jordan will now become the focus of trade talks, should he opt-in to the final year of his deal with Los Angeles. Jordan has until Friday to make that decision.

After breaking down the Gortat-Rivers trade, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski turned his sights to Jordan.

Woj thinks the Clippers will work out a trade with DeAndre Jordan should he opt-in to the final year of his deal. A trade would likely come well before the trade deadline in February, according to Woj.

Gortat, who also took to Instagram to say goodbye to Washington, gives the Clippers a starting-level center should DeAndre Jordan opt out of his $24.1 million contract before Friday's deadline.

Even if Jordan opts in to the deal, the Clippers and Jordan would work together to find a trade out of Los Angeles, preferably well before the February trade deadline.

The 29-year-old center has averaged a double-double each of the past five seasons with the Clippers - leading the league in rebounds twice.

While most of the attention will be paid to bigger free agents, such as LeBron James and Paul George, DeAndre Jordan will be a significant domino during NBA free agency.

The NBA offseason is just getting started.

[ESPN]