HoopsHype Jerome Jordan rumors


December 11, 2011 Updates

Another 7-footer is on the way. Jerome Jordan, a 2010 second-round pick, was involved in contract negotiations yesterday to bring him to the Knicks, according to his agent, Todd Ramasar. Last night, Jordan hopped on a plane from Europe bound for New York. Jordan spent the lockout playing in Slovenia but signed an opt-out clause for when the lockout ended. There was also a small buyout in the Slovenia deal. It appears Jordan can’t sign a pact until all the other moves are in place, the same boat Mike Bibby finds himself in. “We like Jerome, who’s getting experience in Europe,’’ Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. “If he does [sign], it’s another piece you’re trying to develop. It’s not someone I can say, ‘We can plug him in right here.’ ’’ New York Post

December 10, 2011 Updates

The Post has learned 7-foot center Jerome Jordan, a 2010 second-round draft pick, will be the next addition to the Knicks' roster as he was involved in heavy contract negotiations late last night to bring him to New York, according to his agent Todd Ramasar. New York Post

December 4, 2011 Updates

The Knicks’ interest in Ajinca appears to have given them pause to offering their second-rounder Jerome Jordan a contract. Jordan, a low-post center unlike Ajinca, is in Slovenia but wants a trade if he is not invited to training camp Friday and offered a deal. New York Post

November 29, 2011 Updates

Though the Knicks drafted Kentucky 6-foot-9 center Josh Harrellson, sources indicated they probably will get a look at their 2010 second-rounder, 7-footer Jerome Jordan, who is playing in Slovenia with an opt-out clause. The agent for Jordan, Todd Ramasar, told The Post Sunday he would demand a trade if Jordan isn’t invited to camp. New York Post

November 28, 2011 Updates

The agent for rookie center Jerome Jordan said he would request a trade if the Knicks decide not to sign him or bring him to training camp, which begins Dec. 9. With the lockout soon to be officially over, perhaps in a week, Knicks brass will game plan today regarding training-camp invitees and free agency, and one issue that will arise is what to do with the 7-footer who’s playing in Slovenia and has an opt-out clause in his contract there. New York Post

“Anything is possible,’’ Jordan’s agent, Todd Ramasar, told The Post. “Our expectation is he will be on the Knicks roster or any NBA roster.’’ New York Post

August 25, 2011 Updates

Rookie center Jerome Jordan became the first Knick to officially hit Europe to play basketball because of the lockout. With all the rhetoric from Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony about playing overseas ball, the 7-foot Jordan landed in Slovenia Tuesday and participated in his first day of training camp for Krka yesterday. Jordan has an out clause to return to the Knicks if the lockout ever ends. The Adriatic League season begins in late September with exhibitions starting in two weeks. As The Post reported, Jordan agreed to terms a month ago, but the deal was nearly scrapped because of a dispute over various housing perks. New York Post

July 27, 2011 Updates

Krka Novo Mesto wil soon make official the signing of Jerome Jordan from New York Knicks. The center agreed to terms with the Slovenian team for one year with an NBA out. As reported by Jonathan Givony from DraftExpress on Twitter, Krka will get 500k of buyout from New York Knicks who hold his NBA rights if the center will join the franchise when the lockout ends. Sportando

July 26, 2011 Updates

Knicks rookie center Jerome Jordan signed a contract Tuesday to play in Slovenia for the Krka club with an “out clause’’, his agent Todd Ramasar told The Post. The out clause will allow the 7-foot Jordan the option to leave the club when the lockout ends and join the Knicks. Ramasar said that is Jordan’s plan. Jordan played for Hemofarm in Serbia last season to get seasoning. The Knicks obtained Jordan’s draft rights for $1 million after the Bucks selected him in the second round in 2009. New York Post

July 19, 2011 Updates

Jordan wants a deal with an "out" clause -- for when the NBA lockout ends -- though that is not a certainty. Jordan has received interest from teams in Israel, Italy and Russia. The worst-case and unlikeliest scenario for the center-less Knicks is if the 7-foot Jordan signs a deal without such a clause, which means he would not play with the Knicks this season. Agent Todd Ramasar is confident he will only accept an offer that gives Jordan an out, unless a whopping amount of money is put on the table. "We are exploring all our options," Ramasar said. New York Post

Ramasar said when Jordan met with the Knicks in June, management had him penciled in on the roster. "They were explicit in saying they need and want Jerome on their roster this upcoming season," Ramasar said. "We are exploring deals with 'out' clauses so he can return to the Knicks once the lockout has ended. We should have a deal in place within a week." New York Post

June 8, 2011 Updates

Knicks 7-foot center Jerome Jordan thought he was ready for the NBA this past season, but former president Donnie Walsh didn't sign him, wanting him to develop in Serbia. So imagine how their 2010 second-round acquisition feels about next season, about being the center complement up front to Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. In an interview from Serbia yesterday, Jordan told The Post: "Being drafted by this team in their situation, they need a big guy and I look forward to helping that need. "Coming out of college last year, I thought I could play minutes right away. It worked out," he added. "I came over here, got game experience and went up against more physical and skilled players than in college. I played against tough players over here and I'm ready to contribute to an NBA team." New York Post

The Knicks obtained Jordan on draft night last June -- an under-the-radar midnight maneuver. The Bucks took Jordan with the 44th pick in the second round and traded him to the Knicks for cash. The Post has learned James Dolan forked over $1 million for Jordan -- a sizable investment. New York Post

Jordan, who played at Tulsa and is nicknamed the "Jamaican Hurricane," underwent surgery three weeks ago after his appendix ruptured and is sitting out the Hemofarm playoff run. Next week, the season will be over, and he will head to New York to meet with the Knicks staff. It is likely he won't work out for the team upon doctor's orders, but the Knicks staff want to get to be around him before the expected July 1 lockout hits. According to a source, the Knicks are not expected to sign Jordan until after the lockout ends, figuring the new CBA will be more favorable to the team. But plans are in place for him to be in the rotation next season because of his low-post skill, size and ability to block shots -- with Glen Grunwald likely still in place as interim president. New York Post

February 24, 2011 Updates
January 2, 2011 Updates

Jerome Jordan, a seven-foot center from Jamaica whom the Knicks acquired in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks last summer, is currently playing with a team in Serbia, but sat next to Walsh during practice Saturday in street clothes. Walsh said there are no plans for Jordan to return to the Knicks New York Daily News

Young center Jerome Jordan, who was acquired from Milwaukee and is currently playing in Europe, visited the Knicks yesterday. His club is on holiday break. Walsh is excited about Jordan's progress and said he can only hope Jordan emulates what one of his former Pacers -- Antonio Davis -- did by going to Europe. "He's getting a lot of coaching," Walsh said. "He's maturing. They just let the other center go. Jerome got 23 points in his last game." New York Post

August 24, 2010 Updates

Jerome Jordan hasn't received an offer from the New York Knicks, the NBA franchise that selected him in the last draft, and will finally start his professional career in Serbia. Hemofarm will be the next team for the 23-year-old Jamaican center, who averaged 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game during his senior year with the University of Tulsa. The Hoops Market

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