Mavericks exploring trade possibilities for Jordan

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The Dallas Mavericks were spurned by DeAndre Jordan in July 2015, when he backed out after agreeing to sign with them and instead re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Three years later, however, there are no hard feelings, apparently, as Dallas is reportedly exploring trade possibilities to acquire the veteran center, according to a report.

Marc Stein of The New York Times reports the Mavericks are attempting to swing a deal for Jordan in the final few days before free agency begins July 1.

Jordan must let the Clippers know if he is going to exercise his $24.1 million player option by 11:59 p.m. on Friday. If he opts in, the Mavericks can deal for him before the free-agency period begins Sunday at 12:01 a.m. If he opts out, Dallas must trade for him to add him, with veteran swingman Wes Matthews likely to be a centerpiece of any deal because of his $18.7 million contract.

If Jordan opts out and becomes a free agent, he and other big men such as All-Star DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans and Clint Capela of Houston will become the top targets for the Mavericks. Cousins, coming off a torn Achilles' tendon suffered in January, is an unrestricted free agent, while Capela will be a restricted free agent.