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Clippers rumors: DeAndre Jordan huge year coming as Clippers contract looms?

DeAndre Jordan is looking for a big 2014-15 NBA season with the LA Clippers.
DeAndre Jordan is looking for a big 2014-15 NBA season with the LA Clippers.
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Clippers rumors about DeAndre Jordan have become something of interest to fantasy basketball owners. These LA Clippers rumors address that Jordan is a free agent at the end of the 2014-15 NBA season and that he could be looking to put up huge numbers. According to a report from CBS Sports on Saturday (Aug. 16), that's when his four-year, $43 million deal comes to a close. He could then quickly become a hot commodity as an unrestricted free agent on the open market.

DeAndre Jordan will want an impressive season to get a big free agent contract.
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That deal was actually an offer sheet that he signed with the Golden State Warriors as a restricted free agent. The Clippers decided to match it to keep him in town and since then he has become the perfect complement to Blake Griffin in the low post. The tandem has been really good the past few seasons, even though they haven't succeeded in the goal of reaching the NBA Finals just yet. It might become very difficult for the franchise to keep both players moving forward.

With stars Chris Paul and Griffin eating up a huge chunk of their salary space, signing Jordan to anything close to a max contract would put them well over the luxury tax line. It would quickly become very expensive for the roster to be maintained, but it's also possible that the new ownership group won't mind paying those taxes. It's going to be a very important question that the team gets faced with during the next NBA offseason. For now, though, DeAndre Jordan is a huge player in fantasy basketball.

Last season for the Clippers, Jordan averaged 10.4 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game. He also averaged a steal per night and has become one of the better centers in the league. He is definitely a defensive force in the middle, but due to his contract status, it should not be surprising if new LA Clippers rumors about a trade start to surface. Even at that point, fantasy basketball owners should try to grab him in drafts as he will carry the rebounding and block categories.