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Report: Mavericks not actually interested in signing DeAndre Jordan

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A fan in the stands holds up a sign about Los Angeles Clippers DeANdre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 118-108. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


The Mavericks were rumored to be interested in DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan and Julius Randle – which makes sense on paper. Especially if not drafting someone like Jaren Jackson Jr., Mohamed Bamba or Wendell Carter, Dallas could use a center.

But Jordan and the Mavericks have a bitter history after Jordan reneged on his agreement to sign with Dallas in 2015 to return to the Clippers.

Will the Mavericks really try to sign him again?

Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News:

What do you make of this DeAndre Jordan chatter? Would the Mavs seriously be interested?

Sefko: I’ve been told no.

Time heals all wounds, but I don’t think it has been long enough with this one.

If Jordan were the missing piece for a truly good team, the Mavericks might try to sign him. They obviously appreciated his game just a few years ago, and I doubt that has completely dissipated.

But Dallas isn’t close to making a deep playoff run. Recruiting Jordan again isn’t worth the pride cost (or maybe salary cost).