Chandler Parsons claims Jordan was scared of joining the Mavericks

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It has been one of the biggest stories in the NBA so far this off-season and that is the new home of DeAndre Jordan.

Jordan's future had been heavily speculated and it looked very promising that he would in fact be landing in Dallas to play with the Mavericks.

So close but so far

Small forward Chandler Parson was a key figure in the recruitment campaign which was trying to lure Jordan to Texas.

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It had been reported that Jordan had made a verbal commitment to join the Mavericks so his u-turn was clearly painful for Dallas to take.

Jordan changed his mind and decided to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers in one of the more memorable moves of this off-season.

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It turns out that Jordan wasn't looking for a new home after all and Parsons has his own theory about why he chose to stay with LA.

"He wasn't ready to be a franchise player. He was scared," - Parsons on why Jordan stayed with the Clippers

Making a big claim about Jordan, he does have a point that he would have become a franchise player had he joined Dallas.

"He was scared to take the next step in his career. There was no other reason other than that he was comfortable and he has friendships there."

Parsons may have come out and heavily criticised Jordan but he will have to put the issue behind him once the season starts again and aim on proving why he should have moved to Dallas instead.

The biggest shock?

We have had a few big name players this year involved in rumours about new teams and while the San Antonio Spurs got their hands on LaMarcus Aldridge, Jordan wasn't the only one to stay where he was.

Kevin Love opted out of the final year of his deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers only to remain with the team.

Reports have also surfaced today that LeBron James will be remaining with the team despite having also opted out of his deal with Cleveland.

Whose decision to stay was more surprising is a topic to be discussed but either way, the teams who have kept hold of their big stars will be very happy with their acquisitions.

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