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Pierce comfortable in D.C.?

Sources told's Marc Stein that the Wizards are increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing Paul Pierce despite interest from Pierce's hometown Clippers. Pierce and the Wizards opened negotiations shortly after midnight.

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7hMarc Stein and Tim MacMahon

Sources: Mavericks meet with Jordan, Matthews

The Dallas Mavericks met with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews as free agency opened at midnight ET Wednesday, according to league sources.

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Clippers 'hopeful' to retain DeAndre

But if DeAndre Jordan leaves for Dallas, the Clippers will look to do a sign-and-trade with the Mavs and their own free agent, Tyson Chandler, reports ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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17hTim MacMahon

Mavs thinking big with DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan wants a bigger role. Music to the Mavs' ears. They hope to convince him that a move to Dallas is the key to reaching his potential.

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DeAndre Jordan doubtful to stay put

Amin Elhassan has 'reasonable doubts' that DeAndre Jordan will return to the Los Angeles Clippers. He is worth a max contract due to his irreplaceability. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)

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20hChris Broussard

Sources: Jordan seeks 4-year deal, bigger role

Free agent DeAndre Jordan is seeking a four-year deal that allows him to opt out after three seasons, which would nullify the Clippers' advantage in keeping him, sources told ESPN.

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 6 days

Blake Griffin in the 2011 Body Issue was a slam dunk, just as the new issue out July 6 is sure to be.

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Parsons takes on recruiting role

Best recruiter in the NBA? That's what Chandler Parsons says he is. Now the task is to prove it, as he and the Mavs try to lure DeAndre Jordan to Dallas. Perfect pitchman

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2dTim MacMahon

Pitchman Chandler Parsons embracing challenge

If Chandler Parsons convinces DeAndre Jordan to leave L.A. for Dallas, it will prove his claim that he's the NBA's best recruiter.

Knicks plan to make pitch to DeAndre Jordan (1:41)

If Jordan leaves, Clips should be scared

Tom Haberstroh on Mike & Mike: "If DeAndre Jordan leaves, what happens? They [would] really have to dedicate to small ball and play Blake Griffin at the 5, which is scary."

Mavs likeliest to lure Jordan from Clippers (0:34)
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DeAndre Jordan considering a move?

The Mavs are widely considered the likeliest team in the league to persuade free-agent center DeAndre Jordan to leave the Clippers, league sources tell Tim MacMahon. Dallas scares L.A. most

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2dTim MacMahon

Sources: Mavs likeliest to lure Jordan from L.A.

The Mavericks are widely considered the likeliest team in the league to persuade free-agent center DeAndre Jordan to leave the Clippers, according to league sources.

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Can CP3 win an ESPY?

Chris Paul's clutch shot was enough to lift the Clippers over the Spurs in a classic Game 7. But is it enough to win the ESPY for Best Game? Cast your vote

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Clippers smart to acquire Dawson

Los Angeles was the only team in Thursday's draft without a pick, however, they acquired No. 56 pick Branden Dawson from New Orleans for cash. Dawson showed stellar defense at Michigan State, setting a school record with 142 blocks. For getting him, the Clippers earned a thumbs-up from ESPN's Arash Markazi. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

Beadle's stand-up performance is gold (6:59)
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Maximizing limited resources

The Clippers didn't enter the draft with any selections, but came away with Michigan State's Branden Dawson via trade. Grabbing a good athlete late in the draft who can help on both ends of the floor earns L.A. an A from Chad Ford. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

Where will some of the top free agents end up? (3:59)

Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game106.72nd
Rebounds Per Game42.620th
Assists Per Game24.83rd
Points Allowed100.116th

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