Sport DeAndre Jordan's relationship with Clippers will only become more awkward with contract negotiations ahead

00:36  14 february  2018
00:36  14 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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So, DeAndre Jordan is still in a Clippers uniform — but he might not be happy about it. And now the rent has gone up, and it' s due soon. Awkward , right? MORE : NBA Mock Draft 2018: Busy trade deadline, tanking season shake up first-round picks. DeAndre Jordan opts out of player-option, becomes free agent.

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Imagine you're searching for a new apartment because you think there's a better living situation out in the world. You're done with your roommate and ready to see what's available. But the longer the search goes, the more you realize there's not a great deal to be found. So you stick with your old roomie, pretending you wanted to stay there all along. And now the rent has gone up, and it's due soon. Awkward, right?

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan © (Getty Images) Clippers center DeAndre Jordan

Congratulations, you are the Clippers, and your roommate is DeAndre Jordan.

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Los Angeles actively shopped Jordan throughout the season but ultimately kept the big man past the Feb. 8 trade deadline. The Clippers felt they were getting close to completing a deal with the Cavs this past Thursday, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, but once it was clear the Cavs were going in a different direction with multiple trades as opposed to a Jordan blockbuster, the Clippers decided to keep their current roster intact.

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deandre jordan contract — Khtbb Search - khtbb.com. DeAndre Jordan ' s relationship with Clippers will only become more awkward with contract negotiations ahead So, DeAndre Jordan is still in a Clippers uniform — but he might not be happy about it.

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (Getty Images). And now the rent has gone up, and it' s due soon. Awkward , right? He has logged the most games in franchise history, playing at least 77 games in each of the last five seasons prior to 2017-18.

So Jordan is still in a Clippers uniform — but he might not be happy about it. Consider his lack of confidence when asked if he feels wanted in LA...

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DeAndre Jordan increased his Clippers franchise record number of games played to 717 Sunday at New Orleans. But his future is uncertain. He and the Clippers are not close to a contract extension, and Jordan has been mentioned in trade rumors as the Feb.

... and his response when president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank and team consultant Jerry West said he turned down an extension.

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Say what you want about DeAndre Jordan (@ DeAndre ), but he was the most consistent # Clippers player in the last 6 years. In six years he only missed Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has opted out of the .1 million on his 2018-19 contract , clearing the way to become a free agent

In addition, please read our Privacy Policy, which has also been updated and became effective May 23rd, 2018. The Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors have discussed a deal for DeAndre Jordan It’ s unlikely Los Angeles would have much desire to take on such a contract , either.

Jordan might be holding some resentment toward Clippers management, and understandably so. He has logged the most games in franchise history, playing at least 77 games in each of the last five seasons prior to 2017-18. After earning his first All-Star selection last year, his production has dipped without Chris Paul (nearly a seven percent drop in field goal percentage), but Jordan has still been effective in the paint, averaging 11.4 points and a career-high 15.1 rebounds per game. He is right behind Pistons center Andre Drummond in defensive and overall rebounding percentage, and he is among the league leaders in points off putbacks.

But as the old cliche goes, the NBA is still a business. The Clippers viewed Jordan as an expensive asset leading up to the deadline, one who could net a first-round pick or blue-chip youngster. Then the moment came when Frank and West had to go back to the old apartment, and Jordan was sitting in a chair waiting to turn on the lamp with an ominous stare. Jordan has a player option for next season worth $24.1 million, but he could decline it in favor of free agency, essentially telling the Clippers, "Hey, the rent is higher now. Time to pay up."

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DeAndre Jordan is opting out of his contract with the Clippers to become an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN’ s Adrian Wojnarowski. Much like LeBron James’ decision not to opt into his contract , this move by Jordan doesn’t tell us a whole lot about his free agency intentions

Image. In need of an elite rim protector and rebounder, the Cavaliers might try to acquire DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers .CreditMark J. Terrill/Associated Press. listings & more .

Los Angeles' decision-making process will be interesting as the team is currently ninth in the West, only a half-game back of the Pelicans and Nuggets for a playoff spot. The Clippers just signed Lou Williams to a three-year extension and have several players under contract through next season, so finding a new path wouldn't be simple.

The Clippers could keep Jordan if he opts in, reset the trade clock and compete for a playoff spot. But that road could keep them stuck in NBA purgatory. Let Jordan walk, and the Clippers can completely put the nail in the coffin on the "Lob City" era. But with veterans remaining on the roster and changes to the NBA lottery system ready to be put into effect, how much of a rebuild would it truly be?

Aside from that, there are also questions about handing over a lucrative contract to a soon-to-be 30-year-old who appears to be entering a decline after a decade in the league. It's unlikely Jordan and the Clippers will quickly come to an agreement on his value to the team or the terms of a new deal if Jordan is tweeting emojis to dispute the fact that there was an extension on the table in the first place.

What happens next? That's the big question in LA, and it's difficult to offer a definitive answer. But as long as Jordan and the Clippers' front office are living under the same roof, it's definitely going to be a little bit uncomfortable.

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While Jordan led the Clippers to an upset in Boston, Bradley Beal and Ben Simmons lead their respective teams to improbable victories. © (Getty Images) DeAndre Jordan and Kyrie Irving Beal scored 36 points and added five rebounds with seven assists to help the Wizards rally from 27 points down against the Knicks for a 118-113 victory at Madison Square Garden. Simmons led the 76ers, who were without Joel Embiid, to a 104-102 win over the Heat. Miami led by 24 with 9:13 remaining in the third quarter before Simmons and JJ Redick heated up.

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