HoopsHype Jerome Jordan rumors

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

August 18, 2010 Updates

Jerome Jordan, which NBA rights are held by the New York Knicks, could also play in Europe next season. The 23-year-old Jamaican center is on the radar of Hemofarm, and could land in the Serbian team if the Knicks finally doesn't sign him. Jordan has played during the last four seasons for the University of Tulsa, averaging 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. The Hoops Market

July 8, 2010 Updates

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