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DeAndre Jordan | Center

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: Texas A&M
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Steve Ballmer issued a statement regarding the $250,000 fine the Clippers received for violating the league's anti-circumvention rules.
"As I shared with everyone on day one of purchasing the Team, being part of the Clippers family means operating with the highest integrity," wrote Ballmer in his statement. "We believed we were doing this the right way, and any circumvention was inadvertent. In our effort to support our players in every way possible, we as an organization must be diligent in complying with the CBA." The league determined that the third-party endorsement opportunity (reportedly Lexus) had no bearing on Jordan's decision to re-sign with the Clippers, though it was still a violation the anti-circumvention rules. Aug 26 - 1:03 PM

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The NBA has fined the Clippers $250,000 for violating the league's anti-circumvention rules when making their pitch to DeAndre Jordan during free agency.

The Clippers pitch to Jordan reportedly included a third-party endorsement opportunity for him if he were to return to Los Angeles, which is a direct violation of the league's anti-circumvention rules. The rules prohibit teams from providing a player with any source of outside compensation, unless the compensation is included in the player's contract or otherwise expressly permitted under the CBA. However, this offer came before Jordan had verbally committed to Dallas, and he ultimately did not sign with the third-party company.
Aug 25 - 2:31 PM

DeAndre Jordan said that he considered joining the Knicks during free agency after having a "great meeting" with Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher.

"The Knicks were definitely a team I was considering," said Jordan. "Phil was great on how they’d fit in me in the [triangle] system offensively, defensively, how I’d fit in the organization, so they really had a plan for me." None of this really matters as Jordan ultimately decided to renege on his verbal agreement with the Mavs, and return with the Clippers. He could see some more touches on offense next season, which would likely result in a slight dip in his ridiculous 71.0 percent shooting from the field last season, but he'll still make for a solid early-round selection.
Source: NY Post
Aug 12 - 1:25 PM

Matt Barnes said he's going to foul DeAndre Jordan when the Grizzlies face the Clippers.

"I told him, 'Even though we're good friends, I'm still going to foul the beep out of you when we play,'" Barnes said. "That's just the kind of player I am. There's no hard feelings." Barnes added he and his former teammates "can be friends until the cows come home," but "if you're not wearing the same jersey, I don't know you."
Jul 29 - 6:04 PM

DeAndre Jordan rejected the notion that he has personal problems with Chris Paul, saying, "I love Chris ... He helped me out in so many ways on and off the floor."

"I know it maybe looked [like we had issues] on the floor because we were both emotional and vocal players," Jordan said. "When you do butt heads on the floor, 30 seconds later it’s over because we’re all trying to win a basketball game ... But Chris is like a big brother to me and other guys on this team." This was an overblown subplot to DeAndre's dramatic offseason and the fact that he re-signed with L.A. confirms that he and CP3 are on good terms.
Jul 21 - 8:48 PM

DeAndre Jordan explained why he ultimately decided to re-sign with the Clippers during Tuesday's press conference.

"This fiasco was not my intent. Initially I thought I needed a bigger role, but I realized being with [the Clippers] was best for me," said Jordan. He also went on to say that being on one team for his entire career was important to him, and that he loves living in the city of L.A. Jordan had a career-year with the Clippers last season, posting averages of 11.5 points, 15.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game on a ridiculous 71.0 percent shooting from the field. He'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day, despite the fact that he’s a 41.7 percent career free throw shooter.
Jul 21 - 3:43 PM

Doc Rivers said that the feud between Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan was "way overblown."

"It was way overblown, let me just say that," Rivers said. "It’s funny, at least his agent told me why he was leaving, and then DJ ultimately when I was able to talk to him. Chris Paul didn’t come up a lot, especially from DeAndre. When you’re the point guard and when you’re one of the other stars you’re not going to always be happy, but overall it’s a good relationship." Jordan may not be loved in Dallas, but fantasy owners shouldn’t hold that against him as his ability to single handedly win your team the shot blocking and rebounding categories on a weekly basis makes him a very fun guy to own. He'll be worth a second-round selection on draft day.
Source: Jim Rome
Jul 16 - 4:29 PM

DeAndre Jordan officially re-signed with the Clippers just after midnight on Thursday morning.

He verbally committed to the Mavericks and then changed his mind, leaving the Mavericks in a huge hole, and putting the Clippers back in championship discussions. The fact Jordan reneged on his verbal commitment is going to be something that is talked about for a long, long time, and it will be interesting to see how he's treated in Dallas, and other cities, next season. The Clippers have their core back in place, and Jordan will start at center and be one of the better defensive players in the league again next season. What a long, strange moratorium it's been. It sounds like Jordan's deal is a four-year, $87.7M deal with a player option after the third year, according to CBS' Ken Berger.
Jul 9 - 12:12 AM

ESPN's Marc Stein is suggesting that the Clippers could sign DeAndre Jordan to a five-year max deal in excess of $110 million with player option after the fourth year.

It's hard to see Dallas bouncing back from this loss and it would now be shocking if Jordan doesn't end up back in L.A. So much for verbal commitments. Yes, other players have reneged on verbals, but this is the highest profile case and Twitter was not as prevalent when it happened before. This has been one of the wildest days in NBA Twitter history, and the Clippers are getting the gang together again. Unfortunately for them, the Warriors are still intact, and the Spurs had the greatest summer of all NBA teams. If you see Mark Cuban driving around tonight, stay out of his path.
Jul 8 - 11:08 PM

Marc Stein said on Twitter late Wednesday that Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban is telling the team to expect DeAndre Jordan to re-sign with the Clippers.

In one of the craziest days in free-agency history, it appears that Jordan will indeed re-sign with the Clippers soon, as he's not even taking calls from the Mavericks. This lays to waste much of the Mavericks' plans made nine days ago, and it reconfigures the rest of the league's moves, not to mention Cuban's mental state after this change of heart. Offseason verbal commitments probably will not mean as much going forward, and now we just need Bruce Springsteen to write (another) song about it. Expect Jordan to end up back with the Clippers, after all but shunning them for the Mavericks. We even changed our depth charts - again - and it sounds like Jordan could sign with the Clips in a couple hours, at 12:01 ET.
Jul 8 - 10:22 PM

DeAndre Jordan won't even take a phone call from Mark Cuban or Chandler Parsons, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com.

Yep, the Clippers have apparently taken away his phone. It sounds like the Mavs are going to need a SWAT team, Kevin Spacey and John McClane to get a chance to talk to Jordan.
Jul 8 - 9:27 PM

The Clippers have been "able to keep everyone else out of [DeAndre Jordan's] house, including [Mark] Cuban [and] agents," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

This is an actual report on the NBA free agency period. We are speechless. We are without speech.
Jul 8 - 8:55 PM

DeAndre Jordan has indicated to the Clippers he intends to play for them next season, but their team representatives are not leaving Jordan until he signs and may remain there at midnight, according to ESPN.com.

This could get interesting. There are some conflicting reports about Mark Cuban getting a meeting with Jordan, so we'll look for anything changing on that front. One thing is for sure is that the Mavs certainly are not going to let this one go quietly.
Jul 8 - 8:36 PM

The Clippers believe they're "on the cusp" of DeAndre Jordan breaking his verbal commitment to the Mavericks and return to the Clippers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Clippers are trying to stall during their meeting with him, but they do doubt they'll be able to keep Jordan away from Mark Cuban's meeting. According to the report, the Clippers "fear Cuban could still sway Jordan back to the Mavericks in the 11th hour, league sources said." Hold on to your hats.
Jul 8 - 7:32 PM

The Clippers are stalling in their meeting with DeAndre Jordan to delay his meeting with Mark Cuban, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com.

DeAndre reportedly has promised a meeting with the Mavs, so we'll see how this goes. It sounds like this decision could come today. Additionally, there are reports of DeAndre leaning to going back to the Clippers, but it's still a very murky situation.
Jul 8 - 6:29 PM