Monday, 12 November, 2018

Mavs land C Jordan on 1-year deal

DeAndre Jordan Salah Mejri Mavs land C Jordan on 1-year deal
Sergio Cook | 01 July, 2018, 14:11

The 6-foot-11 big man has now set his sights on joining Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

This is an obvious indication that he has played his last game for the Clippers and will be on a new team next year.

Dallas reportedly had a strong interest in signing Lakers restricted free agent forward Julius Randle, but that would appear to be dead at this point. "Whether it's via free agency, whether it's via a trade, you're constantly looking for ways to improve the roster".

Jordan has spent his entire 10-year career with the Clippers, after getting drafted in the second round of the 2008 National Basketball Association draft.

The former Texas A&M center verbally agreed to a max contract with Dallas as a free agent in 2015 before he backed out of the deal and re-signed with Los Angeles.

One of the most dominant defensive big men in the National Basketball Association has the option to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, which ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports is exactly what he will do.

For five consecutive seasons from 2012-13 to 2016-17, Jordan led the National Basketball Association in field goal percentage and effective field goal percentage.

DJ, who had spent his entire 10-year career with the organisation, averaged 12 points and a career-high 15.2 rebounds per game this past campaign.

Jordan can officially sign after the moratorium period ends Friday. Clippers coach Doc Rivers, then-teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin each traveled to the center's home, staying there until he re-signed with the Clippers.

MAVS BOUND? DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers decides to test the free agency. Clippers beat writer Brad Turner reported that Dallas wasn't interested in trading multiple picks to Los Angeles in the deal. This is likely Jordan's last chance to cash in on a max deal, so he's going to make it count.

There is still work to do for the Mavericks, who finished 24-58 last season, to become a playoff contender in the Western Conference.

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