While the Clippers wait for center DeAndre Jordan to decide on his player option for next season, they have given his representative permission to speak with the Dallas Mavericks about a trade, according to several National Basketball Association executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
The Dallas Mavericks appear Jordan's probable destination, but an offer from the dominant Warriors could be of interest.
The 29-year-old was selected in the second round (No. 35 overall) in the 2008 draft.More news: NBA Draft 2018: Who Are The Biggest Winners And Losers?
Jordan even showed improvement as a free throw shooter last season with a career-high 58 percent success rate. For his career, the Texas A&M product is averaging 9.4 points, 10.7 rebounds and and 1.7 blocks. As a historically bad rebounding team, the Mavs have not had a rebounder like Jordan in many years, maybe ever.
Nine minutes after free agency began, Jordan tweeted the all-important smiley-face-wearing-a-Cowboy-hat emoji.More news: Tite tempers Brazil's World Cup hopes ahead of Mexico clash
It is no secret that Dallas got a huge improvement when they verbally agreed with Jordan this morning.
"You're definitely active", Frank said earlier this week, "but you have to have the capacity, so you have to have the salary cap space".More news: Lakers "Racing" To Acquire Kawhi Leonard Before Friday
Rivers might not be the last guard to depart the Clippers, though. If he opted in, he would be in line to make a little more than $24.1 million this season.