Jordan signing 1-year contract Mavericks

Jordan signing 1-year contract Mavericks

DeAndre Jordan's verbal agreement to sign with the Dallas Mavericks on a one-year deal worth almost $24 million will not be broken this time around.

It appears that the both sides have moved on from the experience.

Dirk Nowitzki even declined his $5 million option for next season, with the intention to re-sign in July, so Dallas would have more money available to offer Jordan. The Clippers traded Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons last winter and Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets last summer. He provides a pick-and-roll partner and lob threat for point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and swingman Luka Doncic, the Mavs' lottery picks the past two years. Although his blocked shots dropped significantly last season, Jordan gives the Mavericks a rim presence they have coveted.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban refused to accept an apology from Jordan after the reversal, but later said he was moving on and never ruled out acquiring a player despite what was seen as a betrayal. And when news broke around midnight Saturday that Jordan will (hopefully) sign with Dallas, Twitter did not disappoint.

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And amid reports that National Basketball Association champions the Golden State Warriors could make an unlikely bid for Jordan, the Clippers seemingly confirmed his imminent exit.

Three years after they almost came together, the Mavericks finally get the center they have long coveted.

The 29-year-old was second in the league in rebounds per game (15.2) and field-goal percentage (64.5%). He averaged 12 points per game last season. Dallas hoped Nerlens Noel could become a significant piece after trading for him at the deadline in 2017.