A report from USA Today claims that Jordan wants to leave because he no longer wants to be a third fiddle behind Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. With him on the Mavericks, he wouldn’t have to. At worst, he will be our 2nd go-to guy behind Monta Ellis (if he stays) or Chandler Parsons. He also wants a max contract and that is something that the Mavs can offer him. Plus throw in the fact that he will be playing alongside the greatest 7-foot shooter in NBA history. With Dirk floating around the perimeter or mid-range, Jordan will be free to roam the paint. Tyson Chandler is a fan favorite among Mavs fans and is often regarded as one of the greatest Mavs centers of all time. He is a great rebounder, our defensive anchor, and is athletic. Now take Tyson Chandler, make him younger, add pogo sticks for legs, and make him a rebounding cookie monster. That is Deandre Jordan. He is the better of version of Tyson Chandler. Chandler was the most important player on the Mavericks championship run not named Dirk. Deandre Jordan can put the Mavericks back into contention for the foreseeable future along with the young core of Chandler Parsons and Al-Faroq Aminu. If you as a Mavs fan read all of that and still not excited, then you are not a Mavs fan.
-Brian Nguyen LRHS