Although there were a good amount of rumors going around that DeAndre Jordan would be moved before Thursday’s trade deadline passed, the L.A. Clippers’ 29-year-old star center stayed put and will continue to play his home games at Staples Center. However, even though Jordan was not traded and remains with the Clippers, it doesn’t seem like he’s entirely sure if he’s wanted by them.
“Was just hanging out, just waiting to see if I got a phone call or not but nothing happened so I got on the plane,” Jordan said. “I just want to be somewhere where I’m wanted. If it’s here, it’s here. If not then hey, it’s a business.”
During locker room interviews with the media, Jordan was asked by a reporter off camera if he feels wanted by his current team, the Clippers. After looking around for a few moments with a blank stare on his face, Jordan responded to the reporter.
“What you think?” Jordan asked.
The reporter, who said that he does not know whether the Clippers want Jordan or not, got a quick reply back from the star center.
“Me neither,” Jordan responded.
A video of Jordan’s interview with the media, which was tweeted on Saturday morning by the official SportsCenter account, can be viewed below.
DeAndre got real about the trade deadline. pic.twitter.com/GkJ8t0dvD6
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 10, 2018
Yikes, that doesn’t sound like a very encouraging answer that fans would want to hear. The other day, Jordan cryptically responded with a tweet to news of Clippers team consultant Jerry West’s claims that the team had offered him a contract extension. By the look of his tweet, Jordan didn’t think West and him were on the same page.
— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) February 9, 2018
At this point, Jordan’s future with the Clippers seems pretty up in the air. He will either stay with the team or will become an unrestricted free agent.
During the 2017-18 season, Jordan has made 48 starts and is currently averaging 11.4 points, is second in the NBA in rebounding with 14.9 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.0 blocked shots per game in 32.0 minutes of action per contest.