Warriors to consider run at DeAndre Jordan


According to several media reports, Jordan has opted out his current deal with the Clippers, a move that will make him an unrestricted free agent at 11:01 p.m. Saturday night.

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Mavs are actively in trade talks with the Los Angeles Clippers in an effort to land Jordan this week before free agency begins on July 1.

Despite trade speculation previous year, the Clippers kept Jordan and narrowly missed out on making the playoffs. Though Golden State had a glut of centers on their roster last season, Zaza Pachulia, David West, JaVale McGee, and Kevon Looney are all scheduled to hit free agency. Jordan played a franchise-record 750 games over 10 seasons with the Clippers. Adding Jordan alongside Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell will hopefully make the team more competitive. He has averaged at least 13.6 rebounds per game in each of those seasons, as well. Back in 2015 Jordan had agreed to join Dallas, then, all of a sudden, he changed his mind.

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The big man, who turns 30 next month, was named to the league's first-team All-Defensive team twice (2015, 2016).

Even if the veteran had chosen to exercise his player option to remain a Clipper, the team would've actively pursued a trade for him as they're keen to rebuild and get big salaries off their books after previously parting ways with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

There is still work to do for the Mavericks, who finished 24-58 last season, to become a playoff contender in the Western Conference.