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DeAndre Jordan
DeAndre Jordan
Position: C
Born: 07/21/88
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $0
“I told him, ‘Even though we’re good friends, I’m still going to foul the beep out of you when we play,’” Barnes recalled Tuesday during his introductory news conference in Memphis. “That’s just the kind of player I am. There’s no hard feelings… “Basically coming from the enemy and now they’re the enemy,” Barnes said of the Clippers, “my kids are a little confused still. I have twin boys and they’re just like, ‘So, Daddy, do you not like DeAndre, Chris [Paul] and Blake [Griffin] no more?’ And I’m like, ‘No, they’re still my friends, it’s just they’re my enemy when the ball goes up.’”
via Los Angeles Times
He says it’s not all about the money, a fact underlined by his recruitment of free agent center DeAndre Jordan, who was waffling between the Mavericks and staying with the Los Angeles Clippers. If Jordan signed with Dallas, his deal would reduce the amount of money the Mavericks could give Matthews by $4 million a season. If Jordan stayed in Los Angeles, Matthews would get the max. “I was honest with him,” Matthews said. “I said, ‘Look man, I would make less money if you come here and I’m begging you to come here. Begging you. I think that shows what I’m about.'”
via Oregonian
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Barnes made sure to warn Jordan that things could change between them in the flicker of a cake candle now that Barnes plays for the Memphis Grizzlies. “I told him, ‘Even though we’re good friends, I’m still going to foul the beep out of you when we play,'” Barnes recalled Tuesday during his introductory news conference in Memphis. “That’s just the kind of player I am. There’s no hard feelings.”
via Los Angeles Times
Jordan has not spoken to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban since changing his mind and re-signing with the Clippers. When asked if he owed Cuban an apology or a phone call, he said he didn’t call Rivers after originally committing to Dallas. “Originally when I committed to Dallas — I mean I loved Doc — but I didn’t call him,” Jordan said. “We talked a little bit later. But I mean when we make decisions in life and then we go back and change our minds on them, I feel like the only thing you can do is man up and apologize for it and voice your opinion, and that’s what I did. And I can’t speak for Mark or anybody else or anything. I’m speaking for myself, and that’s what I did.”
via ESPN.com
“I played with Doc longer than any coach I ever played for in my career,” Pierce, a California native, said. “I’m definitely comfortable being around him and being with him. That really helps out, especially when you go into a new situation, being around things you’re comfortable with. And it’s great to be home. I mean, get an opportunity to play in front of family and friends and have an opportunity to win a championship. “I guess my biggest concern is probably tickets. But this is a tremendous opportunity. I mean, it’s like a dream come true growing up right here. I always want to play in my hometown for an opportunity to win a championship. So this is awesome. This is probably the last ride of my career. I think this is where I’m going to end it. So I’m going to go all in. And if we can win a championship here for the Clippers this will be everything for me.”
via ESPN.com