HoopsHype DeAndre Jordan rumors


January 30, 2014 Updates

The Clippers coach said Wednesday he had lobbied his fellow Western Conference coaches to cast an All-Star vote for center DeAndre Jordan, who has become one of the game’s elite big men in his sixth NBA season. “I got a great response,” Rivers said, “but that’s why you go under a curtain and you vote for real because [they say], ‘Yeah, I’m going to vote for him’ and then they [pull] that other lever.” Los Angeles Times

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DeAndre Jordan wants to be in the All-Star game as a participant, not just as a dunker. So when NBA officials approached the Clippers' center before Friday's game about being in the dunk contest, Jordan told them what his true wish was. "I just told them I wanted to see what happens," Jordan said. "I'm not trying to disrespect them. But I want to be in the All-Star game as a player and not just as a dunker." Los Angeles Times

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This year, much like the previous two seasons, Jordan is thought of as a candidate for All-Star Saturday’s dunk contest. However, on Tuesday Jordan reiterated his feeling from last season when he turned down a chance for the premier Saturday night event in his hometown of Houston. “I just don’t want to go to the All-Star game to be in the dunk contest and go home,” he said. “I want to be there competing in the game with a couple of my teammates.” NBA.com

There was a time when creating a better fit would've meant dealing Jordan, but that was before he emerged as a triple-double threat in points, rebounds and blocked shots. Griffin’s curse is that the value of his unique strengths among big men—ballhandling and passing—is minimized by Paul’s dominance of the ball. Paul, sources say, sees Jordan as a younger version of his lanky center in New Orleans, Tyson Chandler, and wishes Griffin were more like his New Orleans power forward, David West. Bleacher Report

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The Clippers' biggest "kid" is meant to be seen and heard. Otherwise, DeAndre Jordan isn't doing all he can to be the defensive menace his team needs. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound center continued to be active on both fronts Wednesday, saving sluggish teammates from a potential letdown against the New Orleans Pelicans. "We had to push through, and I think D.J., his energy, he just kept telling us, 'Come on, come on, fellas,' and we fed off it," Clippers guard Chris Paul, who struggled through an off shooting night, said after his team's 108-95 victory. "I love what D.J.'s doing. He's the corner of our defense." Los Angeles Times

December 12, 2013 Updates

DeAndre Jordan walked onto the court, looked over to the well-covered Rivers and said, “Oh, we waitin’ on Barack.” Jordan explained later that Jamal Crawford hung the nickname on him in preseason. “Doc gave us a long talk before training camp,” DeAndre recalled, “and Jamal said, ‘The only man who can give a speech like that is in the White House.’ It was Barack after that.” Boston Herald

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"I wouldn't say pouting," Griffin said when Rivers' comments were relayed. "I think guys are frustrated and they want to play better and they want to play well. I guess we have to do a better job of playing through that and trying to keep better body language and a better demeanor, but that's tough." The Clippers' inability not to let bad calls or bad plays get the best of them and affect the way they play defense has been an issue the past two seasons. After Saturday's loss, many players were tired of it continuing to plague them. "We all got to grow up," DeAndre Jordan said. "Sometimes we're not going to miss a shot and tonight I don't think any of us shot the ball well, but that doesn't mean we can't give an effort on the defensive end because if we get stops, we don't score, but they're not scoring either. If we're not scoring the basketball, we have to play even harder defensively to stay in the game. … We just got to be consistent." ESPN.com

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan suffered a strained right arch in the fourth quarter and rookie small forward Reggie Bullock suffered a sprained left ankle in the fourth. Neither returned to the game the Clippers lost, 88-82, to the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night, but Jordan probably is the one who has the best chance of playing Monday night at Philadelphia. "I'm walking," Jordan said after visiting the Cavaliers' team doctors after the game. "So I feel OK." Los Angeles Times

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Jordan tried to go back into the game. "But the way he walked back to the [scorer's] table, he was limping," Rivers said about Jordan, who had 12 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots. "So I didn't think that would be a good idea. I think he'll be fine in the short run." Los Angeles Times

November 29, 2013 Updates

Several Spurs players were amused by a feature story in the “Personal Journal” section of Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal that was headlined “Grooming Tips from Giant Men.” The article focused on skin care products and other toiletries favored by NBA players, including former Spurs guard George Hill, who said he is a fan of Shea Souffle moisturizer. Other revelations in the piece included Clippers center DeAndre Jordan’s use of Secret deodorant before games and Amar’e Stoudemire’s preference for Bath and Body Works Stress Relief eucalyptus spearmint body lotion. San Antonio Express-News

November 27, 2013 Updates

DeAndre Jordan is a 6-foot-11, 265-pound pro basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers—and you'll never guess what kind of deodorant he puts on before a game. "I use Secret," says Mr. Jordan. The 25-year-old Texan prefers the aerosol form of the product marketed to women because, he says, it is light and doesn't leave behind any visible white residue. "I'm always powder-fresh during the games," he adds. "I'm sure my opponents love that." Wall Street Journal

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