Report: Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan had 'falling out' during season
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul and center DeAndre Jordan have had a "falling out" throughout this season, which could lead Jordan to choose another team when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, reports Bill Reiter of Fox Sports.
Jordan averaged career-highs in points (11.5), rebounds (15.0) and field-goal percentage (71.0) this season while helping the Clippers post a 56-26 record and finish in third place in the Western Conference.
Paul, an eight-time All Star, averaged 19.1 points and 10.2 assists this season while shooting 48.5 percent from the field.
The Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday when they fell to the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Jordan was asked if he would like to remain in Los Angeles.
“I’ve been here for seven years, so this is what I’m used to,” Jordan said, according to The Orange County Register. “But I’m not thinking about that, man. It’s still so fresh tonight. It’s tough.”
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Sunday that keeping Jordan is his first priority this off-season.