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.
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will opt-out of his deal, source tells ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2018
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.
Mavericks will be clear favorites to sign Jordan, three years after he verbally agreed to a deal in Dallas then changed his mind at the 11th hour to stay with the Clippers.- David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 29, 2018
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.