Following the sudden collapse of the Clippers, Deandre Jordan’s future is in question. It has been consistently reported that the Jordan is ‘extremely interested’ in joining the Mavericks this offseason. The uber-athletic, defensive-oriented, fun-loving big man will be a great addition to Mavs and will immensely help the team in multiple aspects. Can we actually get him though? That’s the real question. Time and time again the Mavs have sought out big name free agents like: Dwight Howard, Deron Williams (I’m glad we don’t have him now), Carmelo Anthony, etc. For some weird reason, players that want to be here in Dallas, don’t end up here. However, I think that we have a good chance of signing the ‘most athletic big man of all time’.
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