Last week, a report surfaced from FOX Sports saying things were not good for DeAndre Jordan in Los Angeles and the center might leave the team as a free agent this offseason, according to a league source. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers quelled those rumors on The Beast 980.
“I can put this to rest: They get along great,” Rivers said on Thursday. “Clearly, like everybody, they don’t get along all the time, and they don’t get along with me all the time, either, by the way. I don’t see that as an issue. I think all three, and I’m including Blake in this as well, understand how important the other guy is to them. Meaning, they all three need each other to win, and I think all three get that and all three know that and all three want to do it together. To me, that’s the most important thing.”
Jordan becomes a free agent on July 1. Rivers has already stated that the team will offer Jordan a max contract, a five-year deal worth $108.7 million. The most he could receive elsewhere is a four-year, $80.7 million deal.
The Clippers were up 3-1 against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Semifinal before losing in seven games.