De Andre Jordan opted out a 24 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. To sign a one year deal with the Dallas Mavericks worth the same 24 million dollars. The signing officially dismantles the big three of Jordan, Chis Paul, and Blake Griffin. That the Clippers hoped would bring the organization first NBA title.
However, the move to Dallas could’ve been done four years ago. As De Andre verbally agreed to sign with the Mavericks but then had a change of heart and decided to stay with the Clippers. A lot has changed since then. Chris Paul has been traded to the Houston Rockets and Blake Griffin was shipped to the Detroit Pistons. A team that many felt could contend for an NBA title couldn’t even get out the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
De Andre Jordan will now match up with Harrison Barnes, Dennis Smith Jr along with an aging Dirk Nowitzki. After winning just 24 games last season. The Dallas Mavericks drafted Luke Doncic a euro sensations from Slovenian. Many expect the 6 ft 8 in swingman to help The Mavericks (along with Jordan) return to the playoffs.
I’m just not one of those people