The Dallas Mavericks made a big push Wednesday during their presentation with center DeAndre Jordan, trying to sell the Clippers’ unrestricted free agent on how he can prosper with the team.
One person who was aware of the roughly 2 1/2-hour meeting said that “Dallas set the bar high” for the other teams that are going to follow with their pitches to Jordan.
Dallas had a contingent of owner Mark Cuban, All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzi, Coach Rick Carlisle and President Donnie Nelson, said two people who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
After the meeting wrapped up, one official said Jordan now wonders “how everybody else stacks up” with their presentations.
Jordan was scheduled to meet with the Lakers at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
After the Lakers failed to hold the interest of free agent All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge on Tuesday night, one official said that “the Lakers better come with it” during their meeting with Jordan.
Jordan is scheduled to meet with the New York Knicks on Thursday morning and the Clippers will have their chance Thursday night, with Coach Doc Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and a video presentation.
The Clippers can offer Jordan the most money, a maximum deal for five years and $108 million.
The other teams can offer Jordan a maximum deal of four years and $80 million.
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