The Dallas Mavericks and DeAndre Jordan verbally agree to deal

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The things have really gone full cycle when you take into account that Dallas was trying to offer Wesley Matthews for Jordan in a opt-in and trade with the Clippers. If he opted in, he would be in line to make a little more than $24.1 million this season.

The former Texas A&M center verbally agreed to a max contract with Dallas as a free agent in 2015 before he backed out of the deal and re-signed with Los Angeles.

Jordan averaged 12 points and.9 blocks while setting a new career high in rebounds (15.2) per game.

Jordan has spent the first 10 years of his National Basketball Association career with the Clippers.

Just after 11 p.m. Saturday night, free agent center DeAndre Jordan made it official in the most 2018 way possible.

Jordan's field goal percentage dipped below 70 per cent for the first time in three seasons a year ago, but part of that could be due to the departure of point guard Chris Paul. In 10 National Basketball Association seasons, all with the Clippers, he has career averages of 9.4 points, 10.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.7 blocks.

READ: Is DeAndre Jordan even a good idea for the Mavs? In the end, Dallas didn't need to send anything to Los Angeles to acquire its man.

But they failed to agree on a deal and they'll now hope to conclude terms with him in free agency, which begins on Sunday. Rookie Luka Doncic, whose draft rights were acquired by Dallas in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, will be in charge of running the offense. This is likely Jordan's last chance to cash in on a max deal, so he's going to make it count.

Both the Clippers and Mavericks are rebuilding their rosters.

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