LeBron James
LeBron James and the Cavaliers may have trouble heading into the playoffs. Getty Images

The Cleveland Cavaliers may be actively pursuing players in a push to bolster their roster to prevent a possible early exit in the playoffs ahead of the looming Feb. 8 trade deadline.

The Cavaliers have reportedly inquired about deals for Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams, as well as Sacramento Kings guard George Hill, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. All three players will be unrestricted free agents at the end of the season.

The Cavs may be looking to fill needs on both the defensive and offensive end. Jordan, a former NBA All-Defensive First Team member, could help with rim protection, as one of the NBA's best shot blockers.

Williams, a former NBA Sixth Man of the Year, could come off the bench and provide instant offense. He is averaging 23.2 points per game on 45.0 shooting from the field for the Clippers this season. Hill, who is averaging 10.5 points per game for the Kings, could also provide additional scoring in the backcourt.

Meanwhile, the Cavs lost three out of the last 10 games and had sputtered into third place in the Eastern Conference, which has prompted post-season concerns from LeBron James.

"Playoffs? We can't even start thinking about that, not the way we're playing right now," James said when asked about the team’s playoffs chances. "We could easily get bounced early in the playoffs if they started next weekend — haven't even began thinking about the postseason."

The four-time MVP has provided consistent play, leading the team in points (22.8) and assists (8.7).

"I can't break. I'm the last one that can break at this point. I'm the leader of this team. Hopefully, we can get some wins, and that definitely helps, but I'm going to stay as positive as I can be," he added.

The Cavs have a road test Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs.​