Jordan set to leave Clippers

30 June 2018 19:48:04 GMTPlus11

DeAndre Jordan reportedly will not pick up the option for the final year of his four year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers and instead look to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.

The move is the ultimate end of the Lob City Clippers with Chris Paul in Houston with the Rockets and Blake Griffin a member of the Detroit Pistons.

A trio that promised so much ultimately couldn't reach the Western Conference Final and now have scattered to the four winds.

Jordan almost became a Maverick three years ago before Paul and Griffin convinced the former Texas A & M star to stay with the Clippers. This time there is, it appears, no turning back with Jordan an intriguing addition to a rebuilding Dallas side.

In a related move the Mavericks declined their option for Dirk Nowitzki to clear up room under the salary cap. Dallas intend to bring their long time star back for a 21st season, but will do so after signing Jordan and working the various rules and regulations of signing their own players.

The Mavericks smartly traded for Luke Doncic in the recent NBA Draft to add the Real Madrid star to Dennis Smith Jr. in the Dallas backcourt.

Bringing in Jordan should accelerate their rebuild and after finishing with the third worst record in the Western Conference, Dallas will be an interesting team to watch in a very crowded battle for post-season places next season.

Meanwhile, in basketball's absence, the baseball season is in full swing with the New York Yankees 10001.00 to win the World Series with the Boston Red Sox 1.74 while the Houston Astros are priced at 10001.00.

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