Jordan, Mavs agree to one-year deal

Posted July 02, 2018

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.

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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.

As @World_Wide_Wob pointed out, Jordan better follow the guidance of Kevin McAllister until July 6, when he can officially sign with the Mavs.

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It is no secret that Dallas got a huge improvement when they verbally agreed with Jordan this morning.

The Mavericks also would be willing to sign Jordan as a free agent if he decides to opt out of his deal, according to one of the executives.

"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".

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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.