Unless you’ve been in hiding, you know DeAndre Jordan consented to play basketball for the Dallas Mavericks, then ended up signing a contract (which is really the only thing that matters) and going back to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan has been getting slaughtered in the national media, for going back on his word.
BSP says that’s ridiculous.
How many times have teams cut guys and not cared what happens to them? Um, lots of times. In fact, the Nets just bought out Deron Williams, although they gave him $27M to go away. That is saying, we are better without you, and we’re giving you $27M to not play for us. Jordan didn’t sign a contract with the Mavs. He took advantage of a loophole, which the NBA created just so this kind of thing could happen.
The league once got in on that nonsense. They made Juwon Howard go back to the Wizards after the Heat had signed him. Of course, the Wizards initial low-ball offer pretty much guaranteed Howard was going to go to another team.
So we don’t care that Jordan went back to the Clippers. He makes them as good a team as they were last year with him. Not sure the goal is to be a conference semi-final club.