HoopsHype DeAndre Jordan rumors

April 3, 2014 Updates

Plenty of opposing players have had the misfortune of being dunked on by Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. From Brandon Knight to Timofey Mozgov, there are horror stories all over the league. But what happens when Griffin accidentally dunks on Jordan? They found out on Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns when Griffin put back a missed Chris Paul jumper over Jordan’s head. For The Win

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Did the NBA move too quickly in eliminating the center position on the All-Star ballot? At least one NBA executive believes so. "I wouldn't call it a renaissance because they don't play the position quite the same way, but the position is stocked with young quality players," he said, ticking off Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan and Jonas Valanciunas coming up behind Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard, Brook Lopez, Al Jefferson, Roy Hibbert and Marc Gasol. Bleacher Report

March 24, 2014 Updates

Finally giving us an answer to the age-old question “What if NBA stars Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan got together with everyone from Danielle Fishel to the cast of The League to Jean-Ralphio from Parks & Recreation, and the whole lot of them sat down at long, mismatched, fold-out tables to do a live-read of the script for the 1996 cinematic classic, Space Jam?,” Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan got together last night with everyone from Danielle Fishel to the cast of The League to Jean-Ralphio from Parks & Recreation, and the whole lot of them sat down at long, mismatched, fold-out tables to do a live-read of the script for the 1996 cinematic classic, Space Jam. And it turns out the answer is: I will like it. Uproxx

March 5, 2014 Updates

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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

January 17, 2014 Updates
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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

January 3, 2014 Updates
December 19, 2013 Updates

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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