Los Angeles Clippers

Report: DeAndre Jordan opts out of contract, becomes unrestricted free agent

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DeAndre Jordan (Getty Images)

DeAndre Jordan will decline his player option for the 2018-19 NBA season and join LeBron James and Paul George in unrestricted free agency this summer, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The one-time All-Star would've made $24.1 million with the Clippers next season. He could still return to Los Angeles on a longer contract, but the Mavericks will be "clear favorites" to sign Jordan when free agency begins on July 1, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge. The franchise is reportedly " all-in " on acquiring the big man even after what happened in 2015.

Jordan averaged 12.0 points, 15.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game with the Clippers in 2017-18. The Clippers finished with a 42-40 record and missed out on the playoffs for the first time since 2010-11.

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