DeAndre Jordan Seeking 4-Year Deal, Bigger Role
Is DeAndre Jordan done in Los Angeles? Now a free agent, ESPN reports that the center is looking for a four-year deal that allows him to opt out after three seasons.
The Clippers can offer a deal that includes a fifth year worth $27 million. However, sources say he wants a bigger role in the offense... and is tired of behind Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in the team's pecking order.
Free agency officially begins on Wednesday (July 1), and the 26-year-old is set to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and the Clippers.
Word is, the Mavs are the likeliest team to persuade Jordan to leave the Clippers. A source tells ESPN that it's "50/50" between the two teams.
Jordan finished first in the league in field goal percentage (.710) and rebounds per game (15.0) in 2014-15. He is also the first player to accomplish that feat in back-to-back seasons since Wilt Chamberlain in 1971-72 and 1972-73.
His field goal percentage was the second highest in NBA history behind Chamberlain's .727 in 1972-73.