Los Angeles Clippers' forward DeAndre Jordan will reportedly announce on Friday his intent to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, ending one of the NBA free agency period's most-watched courtships.
Yahoo! Sports Marc J. Spears first reported the news, and added that the announcement is expected to take place around 6 p.m. ET. Spears reported that Jordan informed Mavericks' coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban just after 4 p.m. ET that he is coming to Dallas.
ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the terms of the deal will be for four years and in excess of $80 million. It will be a maximum contract.
He was reportedly impressed when Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki interrupted his vacation to fly to Los Angeles for a meeting with Jordan, something that none of Jordan's Clippers teammates managed, the Los Angeles Times said.
The 26-year-old Jordan averaged 11.5 points and a league-leading 15.0 rebounds per game in 2014–15.
LAC free agent center DeAndre Jordan plans to announce that he will be signing with the Mavericks early this evening, a source told Yahoo.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 3, 2015
ESPN sources say DeAndre Jordan is on verge of accepting Mavs' four-year, $80M+ max offer. Dallas firmly in lead and decision likely today— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 3, 2015