DeAndre Jordan opts out of deal, opening door to sign with Mavs

Arnold Nichols
July 2, 2018

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has informed the Clippers he will opt out of the $24.1 million player option on his contract for next season and will become a free agent.

Former Dallas forward Chandler Parsons was the chief recruiter of Jordan, and part of the wild emoji exchange, so of course he had to weigh in after Jordan's latest decision.

Everyone who pays attention to the National Basketball Association remembers the DeAndre Jordan to the Mavericks debacle from a few years back.

Jordan declined the final year on his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday that would have paid him just over $24 million had he opted in. A long-term deal for Jordan, who turns 30 in July, would be a strong sign of that. They are expected to be major players in 2019, though, when they're projected to have up to $50 million in order to sign free agents in a class that's expected to be deeper and more talented than this one. The deal with Dallas is reportedly approaching the same amount, according to Stein.

Back in 2015 Jordan had agreed to join Dallas, then, all of a sudden, he changed his mind.

If we had to bet, Jordan will likely take the big payday, and Dallas will finally have their man.

The 6-foot-11 Jordan has averaged at least 12 points each of the past three years.

Draft Pick Luka Doncic speaks at the Post NBA Draft press conference on June 22, 2018 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Jordan averaged 12 points and.9 blocks while setting a new career high in rebounds (15.2) per game.

On Tuesday, the Clippers traded guard Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards for center Marcin Gortat.

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