Luka Doncic and DeAndre Jordan

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DeAndre Jordan Addresses Rebounding Controversy

November 05, 2018 - 1:48 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The controversial play from the Mavericks loss to the New York Knicks on Friday night has been addressed, coach Rick Carlisle informed the media on Monday, via Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News

Fans took to social media after the loss to complain about center DeAndre Jordan going over rookie Luka Doncic's back to grab a rebound. Had Jordan done the same thing to a Knicks player, it would have likely been called a foul. 

When asked if the play was over the top, Carlisle said: "A little bit. We talked about that and addressed it. And moved on. When you're struggling to win games, it's easy to look back and be negative. We've got to address things that are the most pressing things and move forward and be positive if we can. But it was addressed."

Jordan was asked about the controversy and said he's always been aggressive when balls come off the rim.

"I guess I've been poaching for the past 11 years," he said. "I feel like every rebound that comes off is mine. So I am guilty of that. But honestly, when I'm going for the ball, I don't really look for anybody else."

Jordan said he wasn't aware of how the play was perceived by fans until later. 

"Honestly, I didn't even see how it looked until after the game," he said. "But we saw the play and we talked about what people have said about it. Social media is insane. But we've talked about it.

"I don't think it's anything negative. We were both trying to make a play on the ball and that was really it. I don't get mad when Dennis comes in and swipes a quick rebound. At the end of the day, it's a possession for us."

Jordan is averaging 12.7 points and 14.3 rebounds per game.