We are into the third day of NBA Free Agency now and over a billion dollars has now been flown around.
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Kevin Love, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis are all set for life after signing deals worth over $100M to stay at their current teams for the long term, while Goran Dragic, Draymond Green and Jimmy Butler all got very close to breaking three figures themselves.
A fourth player has pushed them-self into that secondary group, with DeAndre Jordan getting himself a very nice pay-day.
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According to a report from Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Jordan has decided to sign with the Dallas Mavericks on a deal that is worth $80-million dollars over four years.
"Clippers have been informed of Jordan's departure for Dallas and now have little flexibility to acquire a replacement. Tough day for LAC," Berger tweeted out earlier today.
According to a subsequent report from Brad Turner Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Jordan was impressed that Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki came home early from a family vacation to meet with him in LA, whereas no Clippers players were in attendance for Jordan's meeting with their team.
Jordan is a unique talent. He's a terrific defender and ferocious rebounder with an extremely limited offensive game. His numbers have improved over the past two seasons mostly because he's become more effective in his niche role.
This past season, the Texas A&M product averaged 11.5 points, 15 rebounds and better than two blocks while shooting 71 percent from the field. The latter number is obviously influenced by most of his offensive looks being either dunks or putback layups.
Jordan was drafted by the by the Clippers in the second round of the 2008 Draft, with the 35th overall pick.