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#pounditFriday, July 23, 2021

DeAndre Jordan told Doc Rivers he was having second thoughts about Mavs

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The Clippers traveling to Houston in order to re-recruit DeAndre Jordan and convince him to re-sign with the team appears to be a response to the center reaching out to them after having cold feet about choosing the Dallas Mavericks.

Jordan met with a handful of teams in free agency, including the Clippers, who drafted him and for whom he has played his entire career. The word was that he had selected the Mavs and was going to sign a 4-year, $80 million deal with them, but things have changed.

All reports indicate that Jordan called Clippers coach/GM Doc Rivers to tell him he was having second thoughts about choosing the Mavericks:

The result was Rivers mobilizing the Clippers’ players to get to Houston to show Jordan the love and convince him to stay with the team.

ESPN anchor Michael Eaves, who used to be a TV host in Los Angeles, gives some more background to Jordan’s mentality:

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