DeAndre Jordan Opts Out, Will Leave the Clippers

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Clippersfan86
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Per Marc Stein. Now we sit with about 12 million in cap and didn't have to eat any crappy players/salaries. Can easily dump another player or two and get to a max slot (non supermax) for a Paul George etc if we want. Mavs wouldn't give up any picks beyond a future 2nd apparently. It sucks to get nothing, but his value was incredibly low. The market isn't high for 25 million a year centers right now. Thank you for 10 years of service DJ, but I'm happy it's over. Clippers actually seem to have a similar plan that many of us want them to. Which is clear clutter on roster and get flexibility to build around young guys. Maybe tank next year into a top 3 pick to go with 60 million in cap space!


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Joe I just saw you posted this in a different thread. Figured news this big could get it's own thread. I haven't split a thread for like 4 years, kinda forgot how to. If another mod wants to, please feel free!


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It will be interesting to see what kinda of $$$ Dallas will offer DJ. And what if they agree to a deal and at the end Dallas says....”sorry we changed our minds” 😂😂😂


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I love this... If we were to somehow get kawhi, we need to havevthe ability to create space for PG or LeBron.... Not saying any of that will happen, but I like the option being available.

Now if only we could get rid of Gallo


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No worries, 86. It did need it's own thread. Good call!


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I am sad we got nothing in return. And I will miss him.


Clippersfan86
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If we can dump Harris+Lou somehow.. since their contracts aren't bad.. we open a max slot THIS year and two more next. BTW guys. We just turned over the ENTIRE roster in 366 days outside of the G League guys! That's incredible. It was literally a PURGE lol.


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Stupid move by the Clippers. Trade DeAndre Jordan to Dallas and receive a $24.1 mil trade exception.

Use that $24.1 mil trade exception to acquire Paul George, particularly if OKC was in danger of losing him to the Lakers for nothing. OKC then has the $24.1 mil trade exception to bring in players to help their team.


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Thanks for your service DJ. It didn't hurt that we didn't get nothing for him. Only thing that was offered was bad contracts of subpar players.


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Glad to know the team sought 1st rounders and didn’t budge at taking bad contracts. Basically the entire roster is on expiring contracts now. I wouldn’t even pay Trez this season. Let someone over pay and maybe take Faried and a pick from Denver. I’d like to see the team play the young talent all season long and stay in the hunt for a top 5 pick next year. Keep searching for shooters and go into next season with max slots available


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Good luck!


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Now that DJ made the decision, I want to see if Mavs will give him more than 24 million.


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Clippersfan86 wrote:
If we can dump Harris+Lou somehow.. since their contracts aren't bad.. we open a max slot THIS year and two more next. BTW guys. We just turned over the ENTIRE roster in 366 days outside of the G League guys! That's incredible. It was literally a PURGE lol.

With Harris and Lou, we should at least get a 1st round pick


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jarca wrote:
With Harris and Lou, we should at least get a 1st round pick

That's my hope. Harris+Lou for a 1st. Not too costly for a team that's trying to contend.


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Clippersfan86 wrote:
That's my hope. Harris+Lou for a 1st. Not too costly for a team that's trying to contend.

I’d argue Lou alone would fetch a 1st


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With DJ gone for absolutely nothing, this season will be a wash. Playing in Los Angeles is the only draw we have and will have going forward.

This definitely won't be a Boston-like rebuild...


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Well we are certain to keep our pick next year now. I see why some would want to strip it bare by getting rid of Lou and/or Pat. Still need some veteran leadership though. If not for the imbecile that brought in Gallo we'd be sitting pretty right now.


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Wonder how this impacts Doc. I would believe he thought we were retooling while rebuilding. If we trade Tobias or Lou for picks that’s flat out tanking lol


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Keatonsays wrote:
With DJ gone for absolutely nothing, this season will be a wash. Playing in Los Angeles is the only draw we have and will have going forward.

We'll be alright going forward. We're the new Celtics pre-Kyrie. This is the new NBA model. Get younger, draft right, stack picks, have a couple of vets, and see what happens until a pick turns into a star or you finally acquire a superstar while having great pieces from top to bottom and having flexibility and trade assets. Its either this model or a superstar laden Big 3 squad with a makeshift bench.. everything else is treading water


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Clemenza wrote:
We'll be alright going forward. We're the new Celtics pre-Kyrie. This is the new NBA model. Get younger, draft right, stack picks, have a couple of vets, and see what happens until a pick turns into a star or you finally acquire a superstar while having great pieces from top to bottom and having flexibility and trade assets. Its either this model or a superstar laden Big 3 squad with a makeshift bench.. everything else is treading water

No we aren’t the new Celtics. They traded their top players for unprotected picks from the nets.

No one is making deals like that. So please don’t compare apples and oranges.

I like the direction we are going, it’s realistically more like the suns. Hopefully we get some high draft picks that turn into something.


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cobra wrote:
Now that DJ made the decision, I want to see if Mavs will give him more than 24 million.
They won't, why would they ?? They have all the leverage since they're just about the only team seriously interested in him. This decision will end up costing DJ some money, but he can afford it so he obviously doesn't care. He didn't want to be here anymore so it was time, best of luck to him in Dallas and time to move on.


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Why would any top tier player come here when we have no center? Thanks for the memories.


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ClipperPostman wrote:
No we aren’t the new Celtics. They traded their top players for unprotected picks from the nets.

No one is making deals like that. So please don’t compare apples and oranges.

I like the direction we are going, it’s realistically more like the suns. Hopefully we get some high draft picks that turn into something.

I would argue that although the Celtics got some unprotected picks, only Jayson Tatum looks like a homerun pick. The other players they have drafted can be replicated with mid to late lottery selections. I am not saying the Clips are in the same situation, just that we can be close to where they are. Who knows, one of our guys can blow up and become a superstar and we will be in a better position they are in. I do agree with you about liking the direction we are headed.


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ClipperPostman wrote:
No we aren’t the new Celtics. They traded their top players for unprotected picks from the nets.

No one is making deals like that. So please don’t compare apples and oranges.

I like the direction we are going, it’s realistically more like the suns. Hopefully we get some high draft picks that turn into something.

Patience young butterfly.. patience


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bballman wrote:
I would argue that although the Celtics got some unprotected picks, only Jayson Tatum looks like a homerun pick. The other players they have drafted can be replicated with mid to late lottery selections. I am not saying the Clips are in the same situation, just that we can be close to where they are. Who knows, one of our guys can blow up and become a superstar and we will be in a better position they are in. I do agree with you about liking the direction we are headed.

Tatum

Jaylen Brown

Kyrie Irving

All came as results of the nets picks.


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ClipperPostman wrote:
Tatum

Jaylen Brown

Kyrie Irving

All came as results of the nets picks.

Like I said, Tatum looks like a potential superstar. Jaylen Brown looks like a very good player, but he is the type that you can get mid to late lottery. Kyrie was a combination of Isaiah Thomas and the 8th pick in the lottery. Are you saying that the Clippers can't have those same assets? They took a gamble on Kyrie and he may or may not stay with them. They did have a number 1 pick that they traded to Philly. That is an asset the Clippers probably won't have but that is why I said "close" and not equal to the Celtics.


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Keatonsays wrote:
With DJ gone for absolutely nothing, this season will be a wash. Playing in Los Angeles is the only draw we have and will have going forward.

This definitely won't be a Boston-like rebuild...

Now with the roster we have, this is the real challenge of Doc coaching ability if we can stay in the middle of the pack.


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bballman wrote:
Like I said, Tatum looks like a potential superstar. Jaylen Brown looks like a very good player, but he is the type that you can get mid to late lottery. Kyrie was a combination of Isaiah Thomas and the 8th pick in the lottery. Are you saying that the Clippers can't have those same assets? They took a gamble on Kyrie and may or may stay with them. They did have a number 1 pick that they traded to Philly. That is an asset the Clippers probably won't have but that is why I said "close" and not equal to the Celtics.

They didn’t trade the #7 pick. It was a lottery pick that could have been #1 pick as it was the nets pick.

Jaylen Brown is 21, probably will be an all star.


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Go all out and tank this year! Top 4 draft pick sounds nice !


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cobra wrote:
Now with the roster we have, this is the real challenge of Doc coaching ability if we can stay in the middle of the pack.
I honestly don't want that. I would rather his focus is on developing Shai Gilgeous Alexander, Jawun Evans, Sindarius Thornwell, Ty Wallace, and Jerome Robinson. Even with DJ, we were a fringe playoff team, missing the playoffs. Without DJ this will be even farther, so there's no point for playoffs to be our goal. Instead we need to be looking towards the future. Trade the vets for picks develop the rookies...that should be our goal.


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ClipperPostman wrote:
They didn’t trade the #7 pick. It was a lottery pick that could have been #1 pick as it was the nets pick.

Jaylen Brown is 21, probably will be an all star.

I think my point is that the Clippers COULD be CLOSE to what the Celtics are today. Jaylen Brown could possibly be an allstar. In a year or 2, Clips can also have a player or 2 who could possibly be all-stars. What I am saying is "it is possible." A couple of good trades, free agent signings and

a lucky bounce or 2 of the ping pong balls and we are in business. I am looking at the future and being optimistic. If you feel that this team will never get there, that is your opinion and that's fine. But I think we all want the same thing in the end, a Clippers championship.


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DJ to Warriors ?! Whoa.


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Only if he accepts the MLE. That's all they have to offer.


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bballman wrote:
I think my point is that the Clippers COULD be CLOSE to what the Celtics are today. Jaylen Brown could possibly be an allstar. In a year or 2, Clips can also have a player or 2 who could possibly be all-stars. What I am saying is "it is possible." A couple of good trades, free agent signings and

a lucky bounce or 2 of the ping pong balls and we are in business. I am looking at the future and being optimistic. If you feel that this team will never get there, that is your opinion and that's fine. But I think we all want the same thing in the end, a Clippers championship.

Yes. Jerry is making a boatload of money to advise. If he aces this draft and next year's draft, we will be ready to start winning in a big way.


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CLIPSET wrote:
DJ to Warriors ?! Whoa.

I'd have to see this scenario.. Opt out of $24 million to make $5-8 million just for a ring


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Clemenza wrote:
I'd have to see this scenario.. Opt out of $24 million to make $5-8 million just for a ring

He'd have one over CP3 and Blake. That old State Farm commercial wouldn't be a joke anymore for him. "..ain't got no rings".


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Clemenza wrote:
I'd have to see this scenario.. Opt out of $24 million to make $5-8 million just for a ring
He's going to the Mavs, but I seriously doubt that it will be for 24 million. Apparently DJ wants out bad enough to take a significant pay cut. The writing was on the wall once he put his Malibu mansion on the market before the end of the season.


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Clemenza wrote:
I'd have to see this scenario.. Opt out of $24 million to make $5-8 million just for a ring

I don’t think DJ will do that. DJ is just 30 y/o he will go for the money than the ring at this moment of his carrier. If he is already 35 I might believe he’ll go for the ring.


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Bye DJ 😢


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Will we EVER retire a jersey?


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Piatkowski!


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Clemenza wrote:
Patience young butterfly.. patience

Cap space is such a tease, so many possibilities, but you need the cap space at just the right time unless it just doesn't work out so nicely. Clippers have a nice location advantage, but the limiting factor with top free agents will be the question of "how good is this team if they add me", and if a player is looking to contend and doesn't see a contender, well then that changes things. Even with two stars, depends on which stars because this is so the WC.

The opportunity is there though.


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Another one Bites The Dust. Good luck DJ, thanks for the memories but it's time to move on for you and the Clippers

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Bye DJ 😢
we will be fine. While the lob city era was fun, it just had its pinnacle. Things will be better real soon. We have one of the best front offices in the league


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DJ gets a 1 yr deal 24mil with Dallas.


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What can Rick Carlisle get out of DJ that Doc could not? Will be interesting to follow the Mavs next year.


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realbull17 wrote:
DJ gets a 1 yr deal 24mil with Dallas.

WTF.... he must have really want to go back home


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realbull17 wrote:
DJ gets a 1 yr deal 24mil with Dallas.
it would be crazy if Dallas pulls out of the deal 5 days from now.


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Congrats DJ for getting 24 milllion lol! 24 m out and 24 m in


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On second thought he probably didn’t opt in because he was scared he’s going to be traded to some place he didn’t want to go to ala Blake Griffin.


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