Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who has a player option worth $24.1 million next season and until June 29 to make a decision on opting in or becoming a unrestricted free agent, is considering opting in and facilitating a trade to another team -- according to a report from The New York Times.
The Clippers traded Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards for big man Marcin Gortat Tuesday evening, likely signaling the end of Jordan's run in LA.
Jordan had another productive season during the 2017-18 campaign. The high-flyer averaged 12.0 points and 15.2 rebounds in 77 games while shooting 64.5 percent from the field. The 29-year-old has spent his entire NBA career with the Clippers.
The Dallas Mavericks are interested in pursuing Jordan this summer, per the report. Jordan, of course, committed to signing with the Mavericks as a free agent in 2015, but he eventually elected to remain with the Clippers.
An opt-in-and-trade of Jordan to the Mavericks is a long shot at this point, per the report.
Jordan has been linked to his hometown team as well, the Houston Rockets. Rockets Wire published a report in early June stating that Jordan wants to join the Rockets.
The Rockets’ current center, Clint Capela, will be a restricted free agent this summer. Houston has already made it clear they will match any offer Capela receives, but Jordan could be their backup plan if Capela signs an offer sheet with another team and it's too expensive for the Rockets to match.
The Clippers missed the playoffs this past season for the first time since 2011 and could be embarking on a rebuild.