Report: DeAndre Jordan Agrees To 1-Year Deal With Mavs

Josh Clark
June 30, 2018 - 11:12 pm
DeAndre Jordan

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - DeAndre Jordan has agreed to a one-year, $24 milion deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Marc Stein. 

The Mavs made Jordan their No. 1 priority when free-agency began at 10:59 p.m. ct after he elected to opt out of the final year of his contract with the L.A. Clippers on Friday. 

Mavs fans can begin holding their breath as Jordan can't sign his deal with Dallas until July 6. 

The center appeared to have his mind settled this time, however, as he tweeted a Cowboy hat emoji shortly after Stein reported the deal had been agreed to. 

Jordan previously committed to play for the Mavs in the summer of 2015 before backing out and electing to re-sign with Los Angeles. 

105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reported last week that both parties had moved past the ordeal and were motivated to make a deal work. 

Dallas made several moves leading up to the beginning of free agency with their eyes squarly on acquiring Jordan. 

The Clippers and Mavs trade discussions went nowhere in the days leading up to Friday's deadline for Jordan to make a decision on his player option, so the center decided to ultimately opt-out and sign with Dallas for one year and re-enter the market next offseason when more teams will have cap space. 

The deal is good and bad for the Mavericks. It's been a revolving door at center for the last decade, so this won't do anything to stop that if Jordan were to bolt after one year. It is good in that Dallas will have the ability to see if Jordan can rebound from a down year and see if he's a fit long term. If Jordan plays well and fits in, Dallas can pay him more than any other team next offseason. 

The Houson native averaged 12.0 points, 15.2 rebounds and nearly a block a game in 2017-18.