Los Angeles Clippers star DeAndre Jordan has reportedly suggested that he would be interested in joining the Dallas Mavericks in free agency this summer.
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Jordan has spent all seven years of his NBA career with the Clippers, and he has seemingly taken his game to the next level since the arrival of Doc Rivers as coach.
With the franchise pushing to make the second round of the playoffs currently, reports have emerged that the towering center has gone through back channels to reveal that he would be interested in a move to Dallas this summer.
The 26-year-old has previously revealed that he will look to consider his options in free agency, and although the Clippers will likely be in pole position to sign him on a max deal, the Mavs could be in contention too.
“Another potential prize summer target for the Mavs: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who multiple sources say has made it clear through back channels that he will be extremely interested in coming to Dallas,” according to ESPN.
With the new TV deal coming into force for the NBA in 2016, it is likely that Jordan will be getting a big-money deal as he continues to establish himself as a quality two-way center, whether he signs one at the end of this season or signs a one-year deal and then gets paid as of next year.
While his free-throw percentage certainly needs improving, there is no doubt that he will be in high demand this summer and so the Mavericks may not be the only competition for the Clippers to deal with.
In turn, if he was to consider the Mavs and make the switch, it could spell the end for Tyson Chandler after just one year back with the franchise. The 32-year-old was considered the emotional and experienced leader for the team this year, but the season ended in disappointment after a first-round playoff loss to the Houston Rockets.