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Clippers Match DeAndre Jordan Offer Sheet

In Free Agency on December 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

Adrian Wojnarowski tweets

The Clippers matched Golden State’s 4 year, $43M-plus offer sheet that includes a trade kicker, source tells Y! Sports.

DeAndre Jordan

  • A very limited offensive player that has shown little improvement in his career to date. Likely to remain a garbage man for the rest of his career. He can only make shots within five feet of the rim and is a non-passer.
  • An above average rebounder
  • A mixed defender. A player with excellent physical attributes who is capable of making impressive highlight plays on weakside blocks but is an otherwise inconsistent team defender and is a so-so man defender.
  • Very young and made large strides last season. Considerable room for improvement.
    • Even with gradual improvements over the next few years, you like DeAndre Jordan’s chances to be a 28-32 minute a night player who gives you above average defense and rebounding. Something like a 8-10ppg and 8-10rpg and 2-3bpg type production. A Sam Dalembert level player and hence worth $9-10 million per annum. The most likely scenario.
    • If he improves considerably and becomes an elite defender in the Tyson Chandler range, DeAndre Jordan would then be worth $12-14 million per annum. A less likely but possible scenario.

Given that information, is this a good contract?

I think it’s perfectly acceptable. DeAndre Jordan is likely to be worth $35-40 million and the Clippers are paying another $0.6 to $1.6 million per annum for potential in the hope that he can become more. Fine contract.

Good decision to match the offer sheet.

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