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DeAndre Jordan Picks Clippers after all

Discussion in 'Sports' started by PurpleFox, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. The decision not to stick with his original decision casts Jordan in a terrible public light, but apparently is the outcome he wanted after reportedly reaching out to the Clippers to let them know he was interested in staying with the only professional team he has known. That prompted the most high-profile of the Clippers — Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Doc Rivers — to converge on Jordan’s home in Houston to close the deal.

    If the Clippers could not get Jordan to return, it would have faced being a franchise considered to be an annual title contender to becoming a team in the middle of the pack in the ultra competitive Western Conference, especially with the Spurs landing Please or Register to view links and getting Please or Register to view links. Also the Oklahoma City Thunder expect to contend with the Please or Register to view links and we can not forget the Clippers’ main rivals, the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

    The Mavericks, likewise trying to get an audience, apparently never got inside. The attempt to convince Jordan to stick with his first instinct and join Dallas never happened, until owner Mark Cuban began to inform his front office the new starting center would not be coming after all, according to several reports.

    The Mavericks are in the same position the Clippers were in when shopping in the free agent market. The Mavericks lost Please or Register to view links. The Mavericks had a backup plan in place if Jordan had turned down the team last week. But those plans may not be an option as the Pacers have a Please or Register to view links to the Lakers.

    Wednesday’s turn of events began when a Please or Register to view links stated the team would step up its efforts in retaining the center piece of their defense.

    On Tuesday, J.J. Reddick was asked to grade his team’s offseason in a radio interview with Bleacher Report Radio on Sirius XM, Please or Register to view links
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