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As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, Jordan is opting out of his player option that would guarantee him $24.1 million next year.

As a result of Jordan's decision, the Clippers will now lose their starting center without any potential return. Jordan has expressed his interest in being the next center for the Dallas Mavericks. Players are eligible to sign with new teams beginning Friday.

Jordan, who was second in the National Basketball Association at 15.2 rebounds per game last season, shores up an area that has always been a weakness for a franchise that hasn't won a playoff series since winning its first National Basketball Association title in 2011. For his career, the Texas A&M product is averaging 9.4 points, 10.7 rebounds and and 1.7 blocks.

Jordan has spent his entire 10-year career with the Clippers, after getting drafted in the second round of the 2008 National Basketball Association draft.

Dallas never meant to sign Jordan long-term, and he was fine with that. The Mavs have created a massive amount of cap space for the center.


Dirk Nowitzki, 40, accepted a deal below the standard of most other stars even on the twilight of their careers in 2017, when he signed a one-year deal worth $5 million with a club option for the second year.

Before trading Rivers, the son of Coach Doc Rivers, the Clippers had nine guards on the roster.

Avery Bradley, acquired in the deal that sent Griffin to Detroit, will be an unrestricted free agent and isn't expected to re-sign.

The 6-foot-11 veteran became a free agent as of 12:01 p.m. ET on Sunday. If he opted in, he would be in line to make a little more than $24.1 million this season.


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