December 6, 2013 |
It appears as if defense is the first and last thing on the mind of the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan these days. “That's my job on this team, to be the last line of defense for us,” the 6-foot-11 center said. “And I have to make sure we all play defense as a team.” Jordan is averaging 2.15 blocked shots a game, sixth-best in the NBA. But it's more than just that. Jordan is active on defense and he is constantly talking, barking out the Clippers' defensive assignments.
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.
March 11, 2013 |
Brandon Knight is alive and well -- no thanks to the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and despite what you might have read on the Internet over the last 12 hours or so. The Detroit guard still might be feeling the effects of the monster dunk Jordan threw down on him off a Chris Paul lob during the second quarter of the Clippers' 129-97 victory over the Pistons at Staples Center on Sunday. But that didn't stop him from joining in on the Knight-bashing trend Sunday night. Knight made fun of himself on Twitter for seeming to forget the Clippers' Lob City reputation: "It wasn't in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol. " Though it's commendable that the 6-foot-3, 189-pound Knight tried to hold his own against the 6-11, 250-pound Jordan, much of the online focus has been on the second-year pro's motionless body on the court after being jammed by the Clippers center.
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.