DeAndre Jordan RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Free-agent center JaVale McGee is a serious consideration for the Los Angeles Clippers, and plans to have a telephone conversation with president and coach Doc Rivers on Saturday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers, who lost center DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, are taking a strong look at McGee, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers have roughly $2.2 million in exception space left to pay a player beyond the league’s minimum salary slot of $1.4 million.
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers’ son Spencer, who plays basketball at UC Irvine, was clearly not pleased by Jordan’s decision and took to Twitter to vent. Spencer Rivers tweeted: “If true I don’t see why someone signs with a team that might not make playoffs and have 0% chance of winning a championship… “Hope he does well and of course I’m mad he left lol am I supposed to be happy…”
Two of Rivers’ other kids weighed in on Jordan’s decision to leave. Tweeted his son Jeremiah: “Disappointed As I May Be. Can’t even be Mad, DJ Gave His All To The Clippers, Good Luck In Dallas Man.” Tweeted Rivers’ daughter Callie: “Doesn’t make sense, had a championship team. but ALWAYS wish him the very very best.”
In an interview with the sports-talk radio station The Ticket, Cuban said he sees DeAndre Jordan as a franchise player. On the Clippers, Jordan was playing behind superstars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. “We see him as “Shaq-like” but never having been given the opportunity,” Cuban told the radio show. “We told him if he came to the Mavs, he would be a focal point. He would grow into being a franchise player.”
What the Clippers can do is a sign-and-trade that could bring them Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. A league source told this newspaper shortly after Jordan’s team announced he was leaving that the Clippers could aim for a deal like this that would bring them Hibbert, send Jordan to Dallas with Dallas shooting guard Monta Ellis heading to Indiana. Ellis on Thursday agreed to a four-year deal with the Pacers.: 11 more rumors
Q: Do you feel like Matthews and Jordan were a package deal? Mark Cuban: In no way, shape, or form. We committed to Wes before we committed to DeAndre. They weren’t a package deal. Wes was coming whether or not DeAndre came.
Ken Berger: @Brian Windhorst cites benefits of LAC sign-and-trade with Dallas for Jordan. In fact, source tells me Clips have approached Mavs about it. Benefits for Clips obvious. Mavs could get an asset, maybe even a useful player, for their trouble.
Brian Windhorst: Just as Suns did w/Steve Nash & Cavs did with LeBron, Clippers need to put aside emotion & try to get Mavs to do sign & trade for exception. For example: double sign & trade with Monta Ellis that would land Roy Hibbert in LA & help Mavs pick up an asset or two plus Jordan. Or 3-way trade with Brendan Haywood’s contract that could enable Clips to make offer for Nene, Pekovic or Koufos. There are ways out for LAC
Melissa Rohlin: Blake Griffin visits Dodgers same day DeAndre Jordan says he’s leaving latimes.com/sports/clipper…
On one hand, there was Jordan’s relationship with Clippers All-Star Chris Paul, which sources told CBSSports.com was demonstrably poor. These things are never one man’s fault, but they believe that Jordan’s relationship with the man who got him the ball in LA played a role here.
Then, there was the friendship, influence and history of doing basketball business — lots of basketball business — that Fegan has with Mavs owner Mark Cuban. The Mavs landed another Fegan client, Chandler Parsons, to a three-year, $46 million deal just last summer. Apparently, Parsons is paid mostly as a free-agent recruiter, because he made more of an impact dining with Jordan this week than he did on the floor all season.
Jinno Rufino: Source say Mark Cuban gave Deandre Jordan shares of Avion. #NBAFreeAgencyFrenzy: 55 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Free agent center DeAndre Jordan has informed Mavs owner Mark Cuban & coach Rick Carlisle he is coming to Dallas, sources told Yahoo Sports.: 55 more rumors
Arash Markazi: I’m told Parsons and Cuban visited Jordan this morning. They were basically attached to his hip during this process.: 55 more rumors
David Baumann: Mavs source: “Fingers crossed” regarding DeAndre Jordan. Mavs fan @RyanTotka already printed #6 Jordan jersey: http://t.co/8uWxr6gaZi
Marc J. Spears: Free agent center DeAndre Jordan will be signing a four-year, $80 million contract with the Mavericks, sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 55 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Ex-Clippers center DeAndre Jordan’s announcement he is signing with the Mavericks is expected to be around 5 P.M. CST, a source told Yahoo.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say DeAndre Jordan is on verge of accepting Mavs’ four-year, $80M+ max offer. Dallas firmly in lead and decision likely today: 55 more rumors