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Sources: DeAndre Jordan to decline player option with Clippers, become free agent

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jayfree, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. jayfree

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    Possible back up plan for Capella if he wishes to sign a cheaper contract?

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...option-los-angeles-clippers-become-free-agent

    Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will decline the $24.1 million player option on his contract for next season, clearing the way for him to likely sign a free-agent deal with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told ESPN.

    Jordan and the Mavericks aren't allowed to discuss or negotiate a deal until July 1, but both sides are well past Jordan's change of heart on a Dallas free-agency commitment in 2015 and prepared to partner together, league sources said.

    In recent days, the Clippers and Mavericks were unable to come to terms on a sign-and-trade agreement to move Jordan to Dallas now, but the Mavericks have $27 million in salary-cap space -- and the ability to create more -- to sign Jordan and possibly add more in free agency.

    League sources said DeAndre Jordan and the Mavericks are well past Jordan's change of heart on a Dallas free-agency commitment in 2015 and prepared to partner together. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
    Jordan had until 11:59 p.m. ET Friday to make a decision on whether or not to exercise the option.

    Jordan, who will turn 30 on July 21, had spent all 10 of his seasons with the Clippers. He averaged 12 points and a career-high 15.2 rebounds per game this past season.

    The last time Jordan was a free agent, the three-time All-NBA standout re-signed with the Clippers, in 2015 when he was the center of an intense back-and-forth between the Clippers and Mavericks.

    After initially agreeing to sign a four-year, $80 million deal with the Mavericks, Jordan changed his mind with help from Clippers teammates such as Chris Paul and coach Doc Rivers and returned to L.A. on a four-year, $87 million deal. Rivers, Paul and several of Jordan's then-teammates visited his home in Houston to convince him.

    Now Jordan is free again to join the Mavericks or any other team as a free agent.

    In one year, the Clippers' original Lob City group is gone and the roster has been overhauled. Last June, the Clippers traded Paul to the Houston Rockets. Then, after re-signing Blake Griffin in free agency, they dealt him to the Detroit Pistons in January.

    The Clippers prepared for the possibility of Jordan, their long-time fixture in the middle, moving on by acquiring center Marcin Gortat in a trade with the Washington Wizards for Austin Rivers earlier this week. Gortat, 34, has one year remaining at $13.6 million and gives the Clippers a veteran starter at center.
     
  2. BMoney

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    No, Jordan becoming a free agent and being targeted by the Mavericks likely keeps Capela's contract manageable.
     
  3. Cstyle42

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    If he takes a cheap contract to sign with us i couldn't say i would be surprised.
     
  4. Vivi

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    Thinking about Capela, i think so far everthing went in our way, Phoenix drafted a center, teams with cap space like Chicago, Orlando drafted a center, the Mavs are going after DeAndre...i mean, that's basically a dream scenario for us, couldn't have gone better than this.
     
  5. TheRealist137

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    We don't have cap space to sign Jordan even if it's for 10 mil. We can only sign capela for big money since we have his bird rights. Jordan would have to take the minimum.
     
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    You really think he’s gonna give up 15 mil to come sign with us? Lol
     
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    Wouldn't it be something if Dallas has a "change of heart" on July 1?
     
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    Big four of JH, CP, Capela, Jordan

    Always an elite pg and c on the floor.
     
  9. Corrosion

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    Im shocked he opted out of that 24.1m 1 year deal ….. I just don't see him getting that much anywhere else , not even close to 24mper. More like half that amount … maybe a 4/48 deal but definitely Not 24per.

    He must have really hated La.
     
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    Clint should be cheaper and better
     
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    Adrian Wojnarowski
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    DeAndre Jordan has signed a 4 year, $43 million offer sheet with Golden State, agent Greg Lawrence tells Y!











    DAMN! Warriors got lucky.

    Dec 11, 2011 · Twitter
     
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    Dallas going to give him big money like they did for Parson and Matthews
     
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    If you let capela walk and find a way to shed anderson we might not be a luxury tax team. I havent done the math but that could get us a full MLE instead of a taxpayer if ariza contract isnt too crazy. Might not be right since I havent thought it through. But if Capela was to get a huge offer there would be another option if Jordan wanted MLE money. But that also leaves us with no bench upgrade options. Id personally rather see if we can get capela on a more reasonable 4 year 60 million type contract.
     
  14. Cstyle42

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    I don't believe so but you never know. He's so pro Houston.
     
  15. Cstyle42

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    Lol fake news.
     
  16. jayfree

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    LOL, that would be tampering since he couldn't officially sign yet
     
  17. J.R.

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    That's an old tweet from 2011.

     
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    Hope y'all are being sarcastic, because that tweet was from 2011, when DeAndre first became a restricted free agent.
     
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  19. rocketman84

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    Looks like he is saying that happened 7 years ago.
     
  20. Fulgore

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    You scared the hell out of me with this tweet until I saw the date. Cmon man
     
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