DeAndre Jordan to Dallas For Real This Time?
A report from New York Times’ Marc Stein says DeAndre Jordan could possibly end up in Dallas.
With Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan deadline coming this Friday at midnight to opt in the final year of his contract, there are reports that say Dallas might have Jordan in their sights, again.
If Jordan agrees to to opt in to the final year of his deal, which I believe he will, he will receive $24.1 million for the 2018-2019 season. With the Jordan opting in, a trade scenario could ensue with Dallas being one of the landing spots, according to reports.
Among the various options DeAndre Jordan has been weighing, according to league sources, is opting into the final season of his current contract (at $24.1 million) before Friday's midnight deadline to facilitate a trade — with Dallas, sources say, among the teams interested
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 26, 2018
The Clippers center would be a upgrade from Dallas Mavericks centers Dwight Powell and 40-year-old Dirk Nowitzki. Dallas would have to trade away some pieces, but it would a productive trade defensively.
The one problem is that the Mavericks have been in this situation before in the summer of 2015. While Jordan was a free agent in 2015 he had verbally agreed to come join the Mavericks, but backed out later to rejoin the Clippers in a championship runs that never saw the Western Conference Finals. So, do not be surprised if Jordan is not a Maverick when all the dust settles.
The Clippers seem to be in full rebuild mode as we have seen the departure of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and most recently point guard Austin Rivers, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers’ son. Austin was traded to the Washington Wizards for Washington’s starting center, Marcin Gortat.
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