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Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan 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.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Jordan hasn’t made a decision yet on whether to opt in or opt out.
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, but admitted after the season ended that he and the franchise have not held any contract discussions.
“None,” Jordan said. “Zero. Zero discussions.”
Jordan and his camp knew the Clippers were shopping him during the February trade deadline. After all, Jordan watched the organization trade All-Star forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons, just seven months after Griffin re-signed with LA on a five-year max deal.
If he declines his player option and enters the open market, the Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue Jordan.
The Clippers missed the playoffs this past year for the first time since 2011 and could be embarking on a rebuild.