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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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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 making NBA history

She'll be the first female head coach in summer league history. How will players react to a female coach? Said Bruce Bowen: "Most of them have never played for one. so it's going to have to be a process." But a plus on Hammon's side? That she has the blessing of Gregg Popovich.


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)

Boston Celtics @celtics

According to coach Brad Stevens, point guard Phil Pressey has been added to Boston's summer league roster.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Doc made it a point to include Jordan along with Chris and Blake in every photo shoot, program cover, etc. at a time when it made no sense.

Max Kellerman @Max_Kellerman

Robin Lopez is a legit starting center, will be in his prime throughout contract, & will make less than half max salary.

Kings add veteran guard

Free agent Marco Belinelli and the Kings have agreed to a three-year deal worth $19M, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Belinelli (9.2 PPG) was a bargain at $2.8 million for the Spurs last season.

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 3 days

We hope Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has time to pick up the new Body Issue coming out July 6 in between his preparations for the NBA exhibition game in South Africa later this summer.

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Knicks finalizing deal with Robin Lopez

The agreement is for four years, $54M. The center is choosing New York over the Lakers, so long as the Knicks don't sign DeAndre Jordan. (via ESPN and media reports)

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Sources: Aldridge digesting team pitches

LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received after meeting with seven teams: He met with the Lakers twice, and the Spurs, Suns, Mavs, Rockets, Raptors and Heat. (via ESPN's Marc Stein)

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