Nets DeAndre Jordan jokes this offseason 'not as exciting'  as Clippers-Mavs drama a few seasons ago

Rick Laughland

When DeAndre Jordan decided to team up with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this offseason, the decision was easy for him. Who wouldn't want to join arguably his best friend in Durant to chase a championship in Brooklyn? 

So when the Nets big man addressed reporters for the first time at Nets Media day, he couldn't help but playfully bring up the time that the he was locked in his house back in 2015 to hide from Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban. 

Jordan reportedly agreed to join the Mavericks in free agency before reconsidering and staying with the Clippers on a contract extension. 

It was a drama-filled period where the Mavericks thought they had a done deal before Jordan spurned their offer and returned to Los Angleles. Three years later, Jordan inked a one-year deal to join Dallas as the core three of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Jordan started to break apart. Jordan remained with the Mavericks until January of last year when he joined the Knicks for the remainder of the 2019 season. 

Now in Brooklyn, it's unclear whether Jordan is slated to start over Jarrett Allen or if he'll serve in a reserve role mentoring the youngster. 

Either way, the Nets center is glad that this offseason was filled with more fun than drama that he experienced back in 2015. 

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