The Mavericks are widely considered the Clippers' biggest competition for Jordan, though they will be fighting an uphill battle, considering Jordan has been with the Clippers his entire seven-season career, Dallas is a much smaller marker than L.A., and the Clippers were a better team last season than the Mavericks.
But the Mavericks would be able to offer Jordan a more prominent role in the team's offense, while Jordan has to share the limelight with Blake Griffin and
The Clippers would be able to offer Jordan more money than any other team -- a five-year, $108-million contract. The Mavericks, and the other teams pursuing Jordan, would be able to offer him a maximum of four years and $80 million. But Jordan would not have to pay state income taxes in Texas, which pretty much negates the money difference if he chose the Mavericks.
Last season, Jordan led the
Rivers, however, said much of what Jordan does doesn't even show up on stat sheets, such as the shots he alters and prevents because of his defensive presence.