Warriors To ‘Explore’ Chances Of Signing DeAndre Jordan

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In July 2015, he verbally agreed to join the Mavs on a four-year, $80 million contract during the moratorium period before contracts could be officially signed.

Jordan's salary with the Mavericks will approach the $24.1 million that he would have earned with the Clippers had he exercised his option, according to the report. Instead, he's expected to remain a Maverick with the team looking to offer him a new deal, albeit a cheaper one, per Bobby Marks of ESPN via his colleague, Tim McMahon. However, it seems like all but a guarantee that Jordan will finally live up to his word, despite taking three years to do so.

Jordan averaged 12.0 points and 15.2 rebounds last season with the Clippers, his 5th straight year averaging a double-double. The deal with Dallas is reportedly approaching the same amount, according to Stein.

Dallas moved up two spots in the draft last week to get the Slovenian guard, who was taken third overall by Atlanta while the Mavericks selected former Oklahoma scoring sensation Trae Young for the Hawks.

The Mavericks have space for Jordan, and if they need more, have some expendable contracts they could dump.

Obviously, a starting lineup of Jordan, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green would be flat-out ridiculous. One of the more reliable players in the National Basketball Association, he played all 82 games three straight seasons, and owns the Los Angeles Clippers' record for consecutive games played with 322.

Since the change of heart by Jordan, the most productive center for the Mavericks was their immediate replacement - Zaza Pachulia in 2015-16.

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