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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.
The Mavericks are actively exploring trade scenarios with the Clippers and former flame DeAndre Jordan in hopes of trading for Jordan this week, league sources tell @NYTSports. Full @nytimes coverage here: https://t.co/I7UeakZT5N
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 28, 2018
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.