Latest On DeAndre Jordan

11:55am: Jordan is tired of being third in line behind Paul and Blake Griffin and wants a larger role on offense, Broussard hears, as he writes in a full story. There’s a 50% chance he goes to the Mavs and a 50% chance he stays with the Clippers, a source told Broussard.

TUESDAY, 11:13am: It’s likely that Jordan will sign for four years, with a player option after the third, no matter which team he chooses, sources tell Chris Broussard of (Twitter link). That limits the edge the Clippers have as the only team that can offer five years, notes Dan Woike of the Orange County Register (on Twitter).

5:46pm: Jordan is scheduled to meet with the Mavericks, Lakers and Knicks on the first day of free agency on Wednesday, sources told Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link). He will meet with the Clippers on Thursday, Turner adds.

MONDAY, 1:15pm: The Clippers have a slight edge, a league source tells Ken Berger of (Twitter link), which runs counter to what Amick said the Clippers believe (below).

SUNDAY 9:25pm: The Bucks are “a long shot” to land Jordan and it is unlikely they meet with him, reports Sam Amick of USA Today, who cites a person with knowledge of the Bucks’ situation.

Amick tweets that there is some sense from the Clippers’ side that the Mavs have a slight edge in the Jordan sweepstakes, but the upcoming meetings hold weight.

While sources indicate to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times that Jordan will either stay with the Clippers or go to Dallas, an acquaintance of Jordan claims the big man would love to play for the Rockets. Houston, of course, already has a quality center in Dwight Howard.

7:08pm: Jordan will also meet with the Knicks once the free agent negotiating period commences, Adam Zagoria of reports.

1:11pm: The Clippers and Mavs remain the front-runners for Jordan, a source tells Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling, who suggests that the Knicks might end up meeting with the Relativity Sports client, too.

8:17am: Rumors of a rift between DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul are true, and the Mavs, Lakers and Bucks, as well as the Clippers, will have pitch meetings with Jordan at his home when free agent negotiating begins next week, reports Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Chandler Parsons has been recruiting Jordan to the Mavs while the two have been hanging out together in Houston this summer, Turner also hears.

Bill Reiter of Fox Sports 1 first reported last month that Paul and Jordan had a falling out, though teammate Dahntay Jones and Clippers coach/executive Doc Rivers separately denied it. Rivers is apparently confident about re-signing the seven-year veteran, whom the Clippers will offer a max deal.

Jordan, who’s said he won’t be “greedy” and seek a one-year deal that would take him to a surging salary cap next summer, can receive more money and a longer contract from the Clippers than from any other team, though the Mavs offer the advantage of no state income tax in Texas. The center, who turns 27 next month, has reportedly expressed serious interest in signing with Dallas, and the Mavs are high on the idea themselves. The Mavs front office has kicked around the idea of a sign-and-trade that would involve Jordan coming Dallas and Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton going to the Clippers, as Tim MacMahon of reported.

Chandler is also an apparent target for the Bucks, along with Brook Lopez, as coach Jason Kidd and GM John Hammond aim high. The draft-night acquisition of Greivis Vasquez nonetheless puts a squeeze on Milwaukee’s finances, and the Bucks would probably have to clear some salary for an estimated $18.96MM max salary for Jordan next season if Jared Dudley opts in.

Ramona Shelburne of wrote last month that the Lakers would love to have Jordan, and he’ll apparently be one of a coterie of big men the team will target in free agency, along with LaMarcus Aldridge, who’s also a Mavs target, and Kevin Love. Interior players will no doubt be a priority for the Lakers, who have max-level cap flexibility, now that the team has used the No. 2 pick on guard D’Angelo Russell.

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16 thoughts on “Latest On DeAndre Jordan

  1. Jeff in C'Bad

    Aldridge to the Mavs. Love to Boston. DeAndre stays with the Clips. The Lakers get Tyson Chandler in a sign and trade.

    • Please…. LMA is more likely to go to LAL vs the Mavs. Also LMA is most likely to join SAS, but they’re going to have to worry about cap space re-signing Duncan, Ginobili, and Leonard (who wants a max deal). Clearly you’re on another planet.

      • I think Ginobili is retiring and I am sure that should be enough or close to enough to sign LMA.

        • Scorpion

          PG- Russel
          SG- Bryant
          SF- J. Butler
          PF- K. Love
          C – Gasol


          PG- Clarkson
          SG- J. Brown/W. Ellington/Young
          SF- A. Brown/Kelly
          PF- Randle/Nance Jr.
          C. – T. Black/Sacre

          2016 NBA CHAMPIONS YES…

  2. Richard Spears

    DeAndre Jordan and Jimmy Butler will sign with the Lakers, Magic sign and trade Tobias Harris to the Lakers for Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Ryan Kelly…lmbo!!! No but seriously thou I think the Lakers could have a championship team if they sign DeAndre Jordan and move Kobe Bryan to small forward and Jordan Clarkson to shooting guard and D’Angelo Russell being the floor general.

    (PG) D’Angelo Russell
    (SG) Jordan Clarkson
    (SF) Kobe Bryant
    (PF) Julius Randle
    (C) DeMarcus Jordan


    (PG) Dwight Buycks
    (SG) Jabari Brown
    (SF) Nick Young
    (PF) Ed Davis if he signs
    (C) Tarik Black
    (PG) Ronnie Price
    (SG) Vander Blue
    (SF) Anthony Brown
    (PF) Ryan Kelly/Larry Nance Jr
    (C) Robert Sacre


    Starting 5 prediction

    Jimmy Butler
    Lamarcus Alridge
    Demarcus/Deandre Jordan


    Larry Nance
    Anthony Brown
    Sacre – I dont know why he’s still with Lakers
    Shouldve drafted Montrez Harrell to take his spot.
    Danny Green
    JR Smith

  4. Steve

    My Prediction

    1 Russell
    2 Bryant
    3 Harris ( FA Orlando ) 13 mill
    4 Alridge ( FA Portland ) Max
    5 Koufos ( FA Memphis ) 5 mill


    6 Clarkson
    7 Randle
    8 Black
    9 Davis
    10 J Brown
    11 Upshaw ( FA Rookie )
    12 Nance
    13 Ellington
    14 A Brown
    15 Kelly
    16 Sacre

  5. Its funny how laker fans think they I the running for every free agent… I think Jordan is either going to Mavs or staying with clips. Of he goes to mavs I’m looking at the mavs signing tyson chandler to do a sign and trade with clips and i think if I’m the clips I’m looking for sonething better than Felton. Especially being that the Mavs are getting a great defensive anchor..

  6. RaptorzChampionz

    The Toronto Raptors Sign Free Agent DeAndre Jordan To A 3Year 30M

  7. LAClipsManiac

    These laker fan need to hop off. No chance DJ goes to the Lake show, he’s resigning, and Car on Butlers gonna come back. Him and CP and good friends. Paul Pierce is Rollin west too. This next year ultimately comes down to Stephensons play. With or without DJ(If we lose him to DAL we’ll get Tyson C.) as long as someone can rebound and block (Ajinca, Chandler, Biyombo) anyone who’s willing to take the MLE and wants to win. mMLE could go to Jameer Nelson or someone to play backup point. I hope it’s CJ Watson. Maybe pay Rondo to be 4th fiddle. Long as Doc can control his ego. I’ll take 10 nd 6 off the bench.

  8. Triteon

    “Jordan is tired of being third in line…” Yet somewhere Chris Bosh is reading this, counting his rings, and laughing.

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