Report: DeAndre Jordan 'on verge' of accepting Mavs' offer

Published Jul. 3, 2015 3:53 p.m. ET

By David Kenyon

The DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes might be coming to a close.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Mavericks have positioned themselves in front of the Los Angeles Clippers as the favorite to land Jordan.

Jordan, a second-round pick of the Clippers in 2008, has spent all seven NBA seasons with the team.

The 7-foot center has posted the league’s highest field-goal percentage during each of the last three campaigns and grabbed the most rebounds in both 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Jordan is known for his defensive abilities, and a first-team All-Defensive award reinforced his strength. But he’s also a potentially dominant complement on offense. According to, the Clippers’ offensive rating plummeted from 117.6 to 101.2 when Jordan exited the floor.

Dallas lost starting center Tyson Chandler to the Phoenix Suns, but Jordan would be a terrific replacement—and upgrade.


Los Angeles could offer Jordan a five-year contract worth approximately $110 million, so he’s walking away from a little extra money to sign with Dallas.

Jordan registered 11.5 points, 15.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game last season for the Clippers.

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