Warriors will consider taking a swing at DeAndre Jordan
The Warriors know this has a marginal chance of success, but league sources say they intend to at least explore their free-agent chances with DeAndre Jordan, who is not only close pals with Kevin Durant but also one of GM Bob Myers’ former clients
The Warriors already boast of four premiere All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. Adding a talent such as Jordan who is only one and two years removed from being named as an All-NBA third and first team member, respectively, could prove to be the nail in the coffin for the rest of the NBA.
Last season, Jordan averaged 15.2 rebounds per game and was still among the best in the league on the offensive glass. Having someone like him patrol the paint would only give the Warriors’ shooters more confident — as if they needed an extra dose of this — to hoist those shots from the outside.
Of course, money will be a major obstacle, but the promise of forming one of the best, if not the best, fives of all-time could be alluring enough for Jordan to take a massive pay cut and let the Warriors front office take care of the rest of the Math.
Taking on a smaller contract would speak highly of Jordan’s intent to become part of a dynasty. However, he’s already nearing 30 years of age and the athleticism that has been his bread and butter through the years has dwindled — most evident in his career low of 0.9 blocks per game last season.
The former Texas A&M product has long been rumored to be on his way to the Dallas Mavericks, especially after opting out of his deal with the L.A. Clippers. He has already broken the hearts of fans from that part of his home state with his 2015 contract fiasco. Will he do it again?