December 19, 2013 |
Wednesday's game wasn't looking good for the Clippers. Blake Griffin felt tired after playing just two minutes. Chris Paul said he was sluggish. But then there was DeAndre Jordan. Jordan opened the game with a quick six points, all on dunks. But what he did on the other end of the court was even more impressive -- he played tenacious defense and finished with 14 points, 20 rebounds and five blocked shots in the team's 108-95 win over New Orleans. Jordan's standout performance came on the back end of a seven-game trip.
April 23, 2014 |
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan came in fifth for the NBA's most improved player award announced Wednesday by the league, and Blake Griffin was seventh. Jordan, who had a career-best season that included averages of a career-high 10.4 points and an NBA-best 13.6 rebounds per game, had four first-place votes and 66 total. Jordan came in third in voting for the NBA's defensive player of the year award. Griffin, who averaged a career-high 24.1 points per game, had six first-place votes and 39 total.
June 5, 2013 |
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said he has been invited to the USA Basketball national team camp in Las Vegas. The mini-camp will run July 22-25, concluding with an intrasquad game on the 25th at Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of Nevada Las Vegas. “I'm glad to have this opportunity,” Jordan said in a text message. “I've got to take advantage of it.” Jordan averaged 8.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.37 blocked shots this season. ALSO: Heat vs. Spurs: How they matchup The amazing grace and longevity of Spurs veteran Tim Duncan Hawks' marketing blunder regarding Dwight Howard, Chris Paul tampering?
November 1, 2013 |
The NBA has downgraded DeAndre Jordan's foul on Nick Young from a flagrant 1 to a standard personal foul. Jordan fouled Young with 1:25 left in the second quarter of the Clippers' 116-103 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. The officials ruled it flagrant during live action, then confirmed it on review -- awarding the Lakers two free throws and possession of the ball. Young hit one of two from the line. The Lakers were unable to score on the ensuing possession. According to the NBA, the League Office reviews all flagrant fouls, reclassifying them as necessary.
November 10, 2013 |
DeAndre Jordan was a rebounding machine for the Clippers on their three-game trip. Jordan, the Clippers' 6-11 center, had 51 rebounds -- 18 offensive -- against the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat and Houston Rockets. On Saturday night in the final game of the trip against the Rockets he had 18 rebounds, seven offensive. Jordan had 19 rebounds (seven offensive) to open the trip at Orlando and had 14 rebounds (four offensive) at Miami. “Everybody has a role,” Jordan said. “We have guys who are scorers.
November 3, 2013 |
They are close friends, but Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will be foes Monday night. They both faced adverse circumstances last season, but Jordan and Howard are in better situations now. With Jordan and Howard having a better season, Jordan said it'll be a bigger “challenge” for him to deal with the dominating Howard when the Clippers play the Rockets at Staples Center. When Jordan was asked about his problems last season, about his issues with former Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro, Jordan paused and chuckled before answering.