There have to be other forces at play for Deandre Jordan to go back to the Clippers after already having agreed to a deal with the Mavericks. And those forces are basically the entire Clippers team.
After Jordan decided he might want to go back on his deal with the Mavericks, head coach/team president Doc Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer worked to secure a meeting with him in Houston. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, J.J. Reddick, and Paul Pierce took to the emojimobile shortly after to join Rivers and Ballmer in trying to convince their big man to come back to Los Angeles.
The Clippers felt so good about their chances of getting Jordan back, in fact, that they’re sleeping over at his house until he can officially sign at midnight.
Clippers believe DJ is returning to LA but I’m told they are staying at his house until he can sign at midnight.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 9, 2015
And to make sure no one has a chance to change his impressionable, little mind, the Clippers have surrounded Jordan.
In story with @ramonashelburne we also report Mavs now fear they won’t now get audience with Jordan as Clips have essentially surrounded him
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2015
Sources report that Mark Cuban has an extraction team on stand by.