DeAndre Jordan spurns Clippers to sign for Dallas Mavericks in free agency

Published Add your comment

Football News

We are into the third day of NBA Free Agency now and over a billion dollars has now been flown around.


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.

Have Your Say
What do you think has been the best signing of free agency so far? Join the debate by becoming a GMS writer HERE:

Jordan Done

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.

Unique Talent

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.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

L.A. Clippers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Dallas Mavericks
Southwest Division

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again