DeAndre Jordan is officially on the market. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN Jordan rejected his $ 24.1 million option with the Clippers in the run-up to a free agency. His election projects a certain amount of trust. The teams are not technically allowed to engage with potential free agents until July 1, but those in Jordan's position do not usually bring tens of millions of dollars into the line without a sense of their upcoming offers.
Such an offer could come from the Mavericks, whom Jordan had agreed to sign with him in 201
The rejection of his player option, however, stops the reported trade talks between Clippers and Mavericks. Jordan watched last summer as Chris Paul, who had a similar option, made his way to Houston through trading by opting into the final year of his deal. Such a framework was only on Friday in the game, although the two teams could not agree on the exact trade package. Marc Stein of the reported that Dallas – who would send Wesley Matthews to Los Angeles – was unwilling to sweeten the deal with a draft pick. Instead, the Mavericks will have the opportunity to sign Jordan directly.
This seems to be a particularly cold market for the centers, but Dallas is the rare team with both the need and the cap area to be worth a step, while Jordan. Expect a rich deal in a relatively short order, with jokes that follow until the second, that Jordan's pen touches paper.
The Clippers, in turn, obtained Jordan's replacement before he even left the door. Earlier this week, the clips exchanged Austin Rivers for Washington in exchange for veteran center Marcin Gortat. This time Jordan's way back.