I took about five to ten minutes to lurk the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers RealGM forums.
Mavs fans are (rightfully) pissed, and most Clippers ‘fans’ (I’m still wary on whether or not there are any ‘real’ Clips fans, or if they are just ‘fans’ until the Lakers become viable again) agree with their angst.
DeAndre Jordan verbally agreed to sign an $80 mil deal with the Mavs, and then last night, after a few members of the Clippers — including former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and my favorite all-time Celtic Paul Pierce — went to his house for a good ol’ circle jerk, he went back on his word and re-signed with the Clips.
Some bizarre shit, no? Some real, villainous shit!
I think DJ is overrated as all get out, but he does make a difference, enough to — if he left LA like he said — hinder the Clippers’ chances at a title, and now to basically send the Mavs to the gutter of the league. I say this, because now the Mavs’ roster looks like shit. I wonder if they’ll shop Chandler Parsons at around the deadline and tank? This is a sorry way to go for Dirk Nowitzki — I doubt he could’ve predicted such a thing happening after Dallas won the 2011 NBA Finals.
This is a flawed model for NBA free agency, though. What is a verbally agreed to contract worth? Furthermore, I wonder if this gets DJ into hot water with his agent, who’s apparently good pals with Mavs owner Mark Cuban?
In other news, my Celtics just acquired David Lee from the Golden State Warriors. This automatically makes him the best offensive player on the C’s.