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DeAndre Jordan is at the center of Clippers' defensive effort
DeAndre Jordan is at the center of Clippers' defensive effort

DeAndre Jordan, the 6-foot-11, goateed center for the Clippers, operates on defense like an NFL middle linebacker. His eyes dart, from the opposing coach to his point guard to try to see what play might be coming. His long arms extend in the air, signaling for his teammates' attention. His deep, booming voice then bellows out the play. Jordan is the captain of the Clippers' defense, and he's intent on putting his team in the best possible position. "When I know this play is going at Blake [Griffin] in the post, I'll say, 'Blake, post up coming at you,'" Jordan said. "I'll know that Matt Barnes' guy is going to throw the post...

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