DeAndre Jordan declines player option with the Clippers to sign one-year deal with the Mavericks

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The last of remnants of the Clippers big three are now gone. 

Chris Paul was the first man out the door after being traded to the Rockets last summer, before Blake Griffin was dealt to the Pistons mid season, and now big man DeAndre Jordan has called time on his stay in LA. 

In truth, the trio were never built to last, but 'Lob City' sure was entertaining in their hay day. 

There was a plethora of locker room dysfunction mixed in with highlight reel dunk after highlight reel dunk, but no real substance in between. 

And, in truth, the organisation is better served going forward having purged the last reminder of those days, allowing them to start a fresh. 

As for Jordan, the dynamic center is set to sign a one-year $24.1 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks after declining his player option with the Clippers, according to ESPN.

It's a move that has been widely expected, and has in fact been long in the pipelines, going back to 2015 when Jordan reneged on a verbal agreement with Mark Cuban before re-signing in Los Angeles. 

The 2017 All Star took to Twitter to signal his intentions to sign with Dallas, which he is permitted to do when the moratorium period ends on Friday. 

Cuban and the Mavs might want to wait until that period is over before they fully celebrate Jordan's addition though for it was during that time in 2015 that the Clippers visited with him and persuaded him to stay put. 

That's not a realistic situation that Dallas has to worry about this time around, with their current crop of players providing Jordan with the perfect spot to showcase his full array of skills on the court.

Back court duo Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka Doncic should feed the 29-year-old with lob after lob in a situation that should bring the explosive best out of him. He also fills a huge hole over the middle, and provides the Mavs with one of the best rim defensive options in the league. 

A move away from the team that drafted him back in 2008 should give Jordan, who averaged 12.0 points and 15.2 rebounds last season, a new lease of life on a team that's quietly building towards being a tough playoff out. 

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