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DeAndre Jordan Opts Out of Clippers Contract, Will Talk With Mavericks

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Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Dallas will try courting Jordan again following the disastrous free agency period of 2015.

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DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers is opting out of the final year of his contract, paving the way for free agency negotiations with the Dallas Mavericks. The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The last time the Clippers, Mavericks, and Jordan were in a free-agent love triangle, one of the most bizarre stories in the history of NBA negotiations unfolded, as Jordan agreed to sign with Dallas, then reverted to L.A. in the 11th hour after car rides, phone calls, and all kinds of emotional drama.

It’s safe to say that the now-rebuilding Clippers will not protest as vigorously this time as Jordan heads towards Dallas. ESPN’s Marc Stein relays that the Mavericks are comfortable that they can land their man this time.

Jordan averaged 12.0 points and 15.2 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per game for the Clippers last year. The 6’11 center will be 30 when the new season starts.