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The DeAndre Jordan free agency madness has reached new heights. On Wednesday Jordan reportedly told the Clippers that he is planning on re-signing with them, which is obviously a heartbreaker for Mark Cuban and the Mavs.
However, the Clippers aren’t taking any chances. Head coach Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and a few other members of the organization aren’t leaving Jordan’s Houston home till he signs with them.
Don’t agree with the furniture layout but I’m not an interior designer. pic.twitter.com/23PNgQB88z
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 9, 2015
Clippers believe DJ is returning to LA but I’m told they are staying at his house until he can sign at midnight.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 9, 2015
So far, Clippers able to keep everyone else out of house, including Cuban, agents. Everyone. They’re in four-corners until midnight Eastern.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2015
They are guarding all four corners of the home preventing anyone from the Mavs to enter. Via ESPN:
DeAndre Jordan has told the Los Angeles Clippers that he wants to walk away from his new deal with the Dallas Mavericks to stay in L.A., according to league sources.
But sources told ESPN.com that the unprecedented fluidity of Jordan’s free agency has convinced the Clippers that they need to stay at Jordan’s side until he can formally sign a new contract, given that Jordan has already changed his mind once in this process.
Sources say Jordan, in a Wednesday meeting at his Houston home with several Los Angeles teammates and top team officials, left the Clippers with the clear message that he intends to renege on Friday’s commitment to sign a four-year, $80-plus million max deal with the Mavericks and re-sign a lucrative deal with the Clippers instead.
Jordan has not responded to any of the Mavs’ attempts to contact him Wednesday, including phone calls and text messages, a source told ESPNDallas.com’s Tim MacMahon.
Sources say the majority of the Clippers’ contingent that descended en masse on Houston to get Jordan back — which included coach/team president Doc Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer, and star teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin — remained at Jordan’s house after the conclusion of the meeting. The Clippers’ contingent, sources said, is vowing to stay with Jordan until at least 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, which is the first allowable minute that Jordan can officially sign a new deal with L.A.