DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Mavericks make another run at DeAndre Jordan, three years after the Center has put her in free agency to stay with the LA Clippers.
Jordan has decided on the final In 2015, he signed a contract with LA, and the Mavericks want to prosecute him as an unrestricted free agent, said a person with knowledge of the decision of the Associated Press on Friday.
Dallas also intends to reject the $ 5 million option on Dirk Nowitzki's contract and re-sign it once his salary structure is more fixed, the person told the AP on the condition of anonymity, because the pages are not publicly commented Movements before the opening of the agency Sunday.
The move to Nowitzki is designed to create more room under the salary cap, as well as the decisions to revoke the qualifying offers in favor of gunner Doug McDermott and the center Salah Mejri, so that both are unrestricted free agents [1
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Jordan should spend $ 24.1 million under the four-year contract worth 87.6 Millions of dollars, which he signed, keep up with the team that designed him in 2008. Seven years later, the outsiders played a strong game for Jordan, who agreed to sign with them as a freelance agent.
The native Houstoner changed his mind, and the saga played on social media the day before Jordan could sign. Former team-mate Blake Griffin and his coach Doc Rivers were part of a contingent that went to his house and remained with him until the official contract.
The turnaround was a major setback for Dallas, who lost the playoffs in the first round the following year without Jordan, and now comes out of losing seasons for the first time in nearly 20 consecutive years.
The circumstances are quite different now, with the former All-Stars who helped keep Jordan from being around. Chris Paul made a trade to Houston last summer and the Clippers sent Griffin to Detroit in January to signal that the reconstruction could take years.
The Mavericks are two years in their own rebuilding, with the first round of 2017 Dennis Smith Jr. joins another player who will start his youth career as a teenager in the European elite Luka Doncic.
Dallas improved two places in the draft last week to get the Slovenian watch, which was moved to third place by Atlanta while the Mavericks picked Oklahoma's sensational sensation Trae Young for the Hawks.