NBA

Los Angeles Clippers: Early Playoff Exit Leads to DeAndre Jordan Leaving Lob City

Los Angeles Clippers: Early Playoff Exit Leads to DeAndre Jordan Leaving Lob City

deandre jordan leaving los angles clippers 2015

After blowing Game 6 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals at home and then losing Game 7 in Houston, the Los Angeles Clippers failed to reach the Conference Finals once again with Chris Paul. Well, with another early playoff exit for the Clips, unrestricted free agent DeAndre Jordan may find employment elsewhere next season.

“Oh yeah. That’s obvious,” said head coach Doc Rivers when asked if keeping Jordan with the Clippers was his top priority this offseason. “Can you tamper with your own guy? If that’s true, I want to go tamper right now. You can’t take anything for granted, but D.J. loves being a Clipper. D.J. loves being here. We have an amazing relationship.”

doc rivers with deandre jordan on la clippers nba 2015

The team also has deep pockets for their All-Star center, and they are apparently prepared to offer him a five-year contract worth over $108 million this offseason. Rivers seems pretty confident that the big man will accept the massive deal, but they won’t be the only franchise willing to shell out big money for Jordan.

To make matters worse in L.A., there are reports that Jordan and superstar Chris Paul have had somewhat of a falling out this season. Apparently CP3 isn’t happy with the amount of time Jordan spends (or doesn’t spend in this case) practicing his free throws.

Paul is a very serious competitor, and he is tired of hearing that he has never made it past the second round of the NBA Playoffs. It’s hard to blame him for being upset by Jordan’s sub-40 percent free throw shooting this past season.

Whether the rumors are true or not, $108 million is a lot to pass up. Jordan will supposedly look at the Dallas Mavericks and a few other teams in free agency, but overall the Clippers seem to give him the best chance to win an NBA Championship.

The Clips are in the running for the top seed every season; and when the salary cap skyrockets in 2016, they will be able to bring in even more high-profile players to help them out. The Chris Paul-DeAndre Jordan feud would have to be absolutely horrible for Jordan to pass up the money and opportunity available to him in L.A.

Click to add a comment
NBA
@chrismaurice18

Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in NBA

derrick rose hooky fine from knicks 2017 images

Derrick Rose’s hooky fine from Knicks

Chris MauriceJanuary 15, 2017
adam silver 5 minute plan for nba games 2017 images

Adam Silver’s 5-minute plan for NBA Games

Chris MauriceJanuary 14, 2017
Zaza Pachulia shows why nba made changes to all star game voting 2017 images

Zaza Pachulia shows why NBA made changes to All-Star Game voting

Chris MauriceJanuary 14, 2017
kyle korver picked up by cleveland cavaliers 2017 images

Kyle Korver picked up by Cleveland Cavaliers

Chris MauriceJanuary 14, 2017
Giannis Antetokounmpo dribble gets NBA Last Two Minutes Report criticized  2017 images

Giannis Antetokounmpo dribble gets NBA Last Two Minutes Report criticized

Chris MauriceJanuary 8, 2017
nba superstars benefit from new collective bargaining agreement 2016 images

NBA superstars benefit from new Collective Bargaining Agreement

Chris MauriceDecember 27, 2016
nba with carmelo anthony after george karl take aim in book 2016 images

NBA with Carmelo Anthony after George Karl takes aim with book

Chris MauriceDecember 24, 2016
2016 Sports   Nick Kyrgios, Grayson Allen  ryan lochte on All Losers Team images

2016 Sports – Nick Kyrgios, Grayson Allen, Ryan Lochte on All-Losers Team

Shane LambertDecember 23, 2016
eric gordon making a great go with houston rockets 2016 images

Eric Gordon making a great go with Houston Rockets

Chris MauriceDecember 20, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription