Well free agency looks to have started and slowed down all within two days. The LeBron watch is over, the Paul George frenzy is calm, and now other tier NBA players will have a chance at becoming desired professionals to help build a team. One guy though is on the move who I didn’t think should’ve really needed to be. Deandre Jordan opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers to agree to terms with our Dallas Mavericks. The deal is a one year contract and allows the Mavericks cap flexibility heading into the next off season. He also isn’t losing any cash as the amount of the contract is basically the same. I’m sure many of you fans are wondering so what and why?
Well, first off, I was against Dallas bringing in Deandre for the fear of them signing him to a long term deal. This trial period will be wonderful for both sides. Jordan will get a change of scenery without losing cash. Dallas will get the center they have so coveted ever since Chandler left a few years back. All in all the worst that could happen is a bad 1 year. Another thing that is good, is that it gives the Mavericks a solid defensive presence to help Dirk. With Deandre and Dirk inside, the Mavericks have two solid 7 footers that can alter some shots.
A downside is something that we’ve all seen from Jordan throughout his whole career. Shooting will be an issue as will foul trouble. Jordan will get an opportunity to play with a nice up and coming squad that isn’t selfish at all. Another downside is that the Mavericks might run into issues with Jordan posted down low if their own guards want to attack. We know to trust Carlisle in this rebuild and see what he puts together.