Los Angeles Clippers Rumors: star center DeAndre Jordan returns to Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers believe they would not be a contender in the Western Conference without center DeAndre Jordan, and they are trying to persuade the center to think about his decision to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources.

Jordan has already committed to be with Dallas last week. With the move of the Clippers to lure back him back, CBS reports that Jordan is “leaning” toward a return to the team that he first played with in the NBA. Moreover, the Clippers are now optimistic that the prized center will join them back in LA.

According to the reports, the Clippers coach Doc Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer will be meeting Jordan in Houston, where he lives in offseason. Both Rivers and Ballmer will try to convince Jordan to walk away from the four-year, $80-million plus maximum deal he has verbally committed to with the Mavs and to stay with LA.

Clippers star point guard Chris Paul, who reportedly was one of the major reasons why the center is leaving, will be joining the meeting after leaving his vacation. Furthermore, Clippers Blake Griffin huddled with Jordan Tuesday night.

To keep the promise of Jordan with the Mavs, owner Mark Cuban will not just easily watch the Clippers move, but he is expected to arrive in Houston on Wednesday to try to stop the Clippers’ threat.

July 9 is the dated teams and players can formally sign contracts once the moratorium is lifted. According to reports, the Clippers, since Jordan’s return to Houston, have been bypassing his representatives from Relativity Sports and have been urging him to take their offer instead while there’s still time.

The Clippers contend that they launched this last-ditch move to keep Jordan only after he called Rivers on Monday and revealed having second thoughts about joining the Mavericks.

Will Jordan change his mind? What would be the impact to the NFL free agency moratorium if Jordan decides to stay with LA?

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