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Sources: Jordan picks max deal with Mavs

DeAndre Jordan and the Mavericks have reached an agreement on a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million, sources told ESPN.com.

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Mavs telling Jordan he can be 'the guy'

Marc Stein says the Mavericks sold DeAndre Jordan on coming to Dallas by telling him he can be the face of the franchise.

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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Mark Cuban on DeAndre Jordan: "We think he is going to be our best player for years to come. A franchise player for rest of his career."

Mavs land DeAndre Jordan

The former Clipper will return to Texas, he played for Texas A&M in college, and will likely sign a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million that includes a player option after the third season, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon.

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Between the strain of DJ/CP3 relationship and the absolute bromance party Parsons and Cuban put on during the recruiting period, DJ was gone

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

A lot of teams that have trust issues, dysfunction, etc and do fine. The Clippers made it work for a while, but this exit exposes things

Robin Lopez chooses the Knicks

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Michael Smith @michaelsmith

Man that Clippers' collapse has to sting even worse right about now. Life comes at these cats too fast. Can't count on the next opportunity.

Jordan with shot to shine in Dallas

In the games that Blake Griffin didn't play with the Clippers last season, Jordan averaged 14.9 PPG and 18.5 RPG, a considerable jump from his numbers when he had to share the floor with Griffin (10.8 PPG, 14.2 RPG).

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J.A. Adande @jadande

DeAndre to Dallas is a bigger step back for Clippers than step ahead for Mavs. But keeps Mavs relevant & makes W Conf playoff spots tighter

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

DeAndre Jordan: led all centers w/ 12.1 wins above replacement last season; played in 322 consecutive games (longest active streak in NBA)

DeAndre Jordan, Mavs nearing agreement

The free agent is on the verge of leaving the Clippers for Dallas, league sources told Marc Stein. Sources told ESPN that the two sides are nearing agreement on a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million that includes a player option after the third season.

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

As I said last night, DeAndre had concerns about Clippers roster in future and w/ only 2 years on Blake's deal he didn't want to get stuck

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

If Doc Rivers was "offended" I didn't think DeAndre Jordan was Defensive Player of the Year last year, I wonder how he'll take this news.

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

If DJ indeed signs with Mavs, then Chandler Parsons deserves some compensation for his recruiting efforts this offseason.

DeAndre Jordan has Texas connections

The fact that Jordan was born in Houston and played college ball at Texas A&M is a key reason why he is on the verge of leaving the Clippers to join Dallas according to ESPN's Marc Stein. In a pitch earlier this week, Dallas included taped messages from Jerry Jones and Dez Bryant, playing to Jordan's fandom of the Cowboys.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say DeAndre Jordan is on verge of accepting Mavs' four-year, $80M+ max offer. Dallas firmly in lead and decision likely today

Becky Hammon to coach in summer league

San Antonio's assistant coach will lead the Spurs' Las Vegas team, becoming the first woman to serve as a head coach of a summer league team. Last year, Natalie Nakase was an assistant coach for the Clippers' summer league team. (via San Antonio Express-News)