Top

No Extension For DeAndre Jordan

        

         A year after finishing third in the Defensive Player of the Year rankings, behind winner Joakim Noah and Roy Hibbert, DeAndre Jordan is entering the final year of his contract with the Clippers. As most would have assumed, the two sides would be entering negotiations for an extension, to keep Jordan in a red/white/blue uniform for years to come, though, that isn’t the slightest bit true.

       Jordan’s camp has made it clear that the defensive big man won’t accept an extension, according to a Doc Rivers quote, tweeted by Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times. A situation which has plenty of pros and cons, for the coming year, though, I don’t feel like the possible cons are much of a reality. Let us break them down.

With the talks being put on hold until the offseason, it allows Jordan, and the Clippers, to solely focus on the big man’s production on the hardwood. No lingering side discussions about the amount of money, nor the years, options, or any of the plethoras of things that can be inputted in a NBA contract.

However, on the flip side, Jordan may be wary about getting hurt, while not giving it his all on the court. Or, he might look for a major chunk of change, and not focus on team play, but rather, individual glory and statistics. The biggest issue may cause issues within the organization on whether Jordan wants to remain in Los Angeles and possible trade scenarios to avoid the big man hitting the free agency period by dealing him mid-season, for a center on a long term deal.

Though, all are a possibility, as a Clipper fan, I’m not worried about losing our stud center, who is coming off a solid year, putting up 10.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. Good enough to lead the entire association in rebounds, and rank third in blocks, behind Serge Ibaka and Anthony Davis.

Though, all are a possibility, as a Clipper fan, I’m not worried about losing our stud center, who is coming off a solid year, putting up 10.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. Good enough to lead the entire association in rebounds, and rank third in blocks, behind Serge Ibaka and Anthony Davis.

Load