Reports: Jordan agrees to one-year deal with Mavericks

After adding playmaking guards via the draft the last two summers, Dallas could be closing in on an elite big man to join them.
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Clippers free agent center DeAndre Jordan has verbally agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Mavericks, per Marc Stein of The New York Times and Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. Jordan nearly signed with Dallas in 2015 before ultimately changing his mind and returning to Los Angeles. The Clippers, however, are shifting from the Lob City era after having dealt Chris Paul and Blake Griffin over the previous 12 months.

The 13th-best, and worst: Bunting into a double play. Worse than forgetting the bat in the dugout. Harvey has five of these:

The bunt that honestly doesn’t look that bad, but when it takes you 4.9 seconds to get to first base it’s a 2-6-3:

Twenty-seven bunt situations: Eight times a baserunner advanced, including twice when Harvey reached on an error; but somehow 32 outs were made. The forget-the-bat strategy would have turned out better for Harvey’s offenses, particularly if you make the reasonable assumption that a batless hitter would walk every 25 or so at-bats.

There’s no way around it: This is a very mean post I have written. A lot of attention was dedicated to Matt Harvey’s failures. But don’t read it that way, but as a compliment aimed at every pitcher who ever successfully lays down a bunt (including, sometimes, occasionally, Harvey). Bunting is hard, and Harvey — an elite athlete trying his best — is the unfortunate collateral damage to this point being illustrated.

The longest postseason drought in franchise history could be finished after James chose Frans Nielsen Jersey the Lakers in free agency. The club also added veterans Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson alongside their young core while parting ways with Julius Randle and Brook Lopez, among others.

Pelinka and top executive Magic Johnson hope the result is a sturdy, defense-minded team with enough up-tempo offense to trouble the Warriors, the Houston Rockets and every other contender for the title.

Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald has more from Haslem on his future:

Every time I talk to the guys they want me to come back, Haslem said after Authentic Darqueze Dennard Jersey spending some time with youngsters at the Heat’s basketball camp at South Broward High.

But I don’t know, man. I’m just trying to have fun. I’ve got a lot of energy. It ain’t always getting exerted on the court. So I’ve got to figure out somewhere to put it. I’ve got game left in me. I might just go play in China or Europe or something. I’ve got some game left. I ain’t really trying to waste it too much more. So, we’ll figure it out.