In early September, the Los Angeles Times reported that high-flyer DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers were holding talks regarding a contract extension.
While both camps were eager to get a deal done before the season started, nothing ever materialized.
According to ESPN, discussions have stalled between the Clippers and Jordan, who signed a four-year, $87.6 million deal to stay with LA in 2015 — possessing a player option for 2018.
Jordan is currently without representation, so he has been handling all the negotiations by himself.
“If they [Clippers] want me, yeah, I’d love to be here,” Jordan recently told ESPN. “But I don’t have an extension, do I? So we’ll see. I haven’t had the best experiences with agents in the past.”
In five games this season, Jordan is averaging 9.0 points and 17.4 rebounds while shooting 50.0 percent from the field.
The Clippers enter Monday with a 4-1 record and the team looks to be having more fun playing together now that Chris Paul isn’t bossing and yelling at everyone on the court constantly.
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said of Jordan, “We want DJ back. We think we can win a title building around him and Blake Griffin. You also need room in the budget for other people.”