Updated 01:42 PM EDT, Wed, Sep 22, 2021

DeAndre Jordan Staying With LA Clippers? Player Not Responding to Dallas Mavs [Report]

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NBA star DeAndre Jordan has backed off from committing to the Dallas Mavericks but has decided to return to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Yahoo Sports reported that Jordan has resigned with the Clippers after the team persuaded him to leave his previous commitment from the Dallas Mavericks.

The report stated that the player's maximum contract is $87.6 million contract for four years with a player option after his third season. His new agreement with the team is also said to include "a 15 percent trade kicker."

This was a sudden change of mind from Jordan, who was earlier expected to sign a four-year $80-million deal with the Mavericks.

It was previously reported that Clippers coach and president Doc Rivers, and owner Steve Ballmer refused to leave the player's home in Houston until 12:01 a.m. when they could eventually sign him into the team.

According to Sports Illustrated, Clippers power forward Blake Griffin tweeted a photo of what appeared to be Jordan's chair up against a door during the team executives' meeting with him on Wednesday night.

"Don't agree with the furniture layout but I'm not an interior designer," Griffin posted on his social media account.

Griffin was said to be accompanied by teammates Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, and J.J. Reddick when they went to Jordan's home to make a last effort in convincing him to stay with the team.

Yahoo Sports said the Mavericks, led by owner Mark Cuban, were unable to reach Jordan during the entire afternoon until Wednesday night, which led them to believe that the player took his other options.

ESPN adds that Cuban and recruiter Chandler Parsons were still reportedly expecting earlier that night to have Jordan on the team.

"Cuban and Parsons arrived Wednesday in Houston along with Jordan's primary agents from Relativity Sports - Dan Fegan and Jarrin Akana - who, sources say, were excluded from the Clippers' early evening meeting with their client," the same report noted.

ESPN also detailed that the meeting with the Clippers team "did not last long."

"They talked about their issues and then the atmosphere changed to resemble a locker-room scene, including cards and video games," added ESPN noting that Jordan was the one who initiated the talks.

"He reached out to us and said I changed my mind. There was no convincing here," the ESPN source added.

Another source reportedly claimed that the deal was done after some talks.

After sealing the deal with the Clippers, Jordan is said to leave on Thursday for a 10-day Caribbean cruise.

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