DeAndre Jordan becoming the top target for the Dallas Mavericks is one of the developing NBA rumors circulating in what will be a busy weekend in the NBA. The Mavericks have a huge need at center and Jordan sits as one of the best at the position in NBA free agency.
DeAndre Jordan officially became a free agent after he decided to opt out of the final year of his Los Angeles Clippers' contract, according to CBS Sports. Jordan has accepted the idea of walking away from the $24.1 million he was set to earn next season. Jordan will seek a long-term contract with more security. That contract is likely to be a deal of three or four years.
NBA teams will officially have the opportunity to recruit NBA free agents on July 1. Players who come to terms on contractual agreements can sign on July 6 when the NBA's moratorium lifts. The Mavericks are hoping to have a tentative agreement with DeAndre Jordan in place by then.
DeAndre Jordan will have a choice of suitors vying for his services. NBA teams which still employ a traditional center will likely view Jordan as a sufficient option. Jordan is somewhat of hybrid center given the way the NBA game has changed. He is versatile on the defensive end.