DeAndre Jordan
DeAndre Jordan
32-Year-Old CenterC
Brooklyn Nets  NBA  
Brooklyn Nets
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Est. Return 11/1/2020
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Jordan joined the Nets on a four-year, $40 million deal after playing last season with the Mavericks and Knicks following 10 seasons with the Clippers. He concluded the 2018-19 campaign with 11.0 points and 13.1 rebounds, finishing among the top five in the league in total rebounds for the sixth straight season. In these six years, Jordan has won two rebounding titles and pulled down 14.1 boards per contest. Though he's lost a step defensively over the last two seasons, Jordan still offers highly valuable rebounding numbers with a good chance of double-digit points. He's likely to open as the starting center for the Nets this season, but the question as to who is the better center -- he, or third-year Jarrett Allen -- is debatable. What's not debatable is the new contract Jordan signed, which all but assures him the starting job. A statistical season similar to what he produced last year wouldn't be unreasonable to expect from Jordan. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $39.96 million contract with the Nets in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. was born in 1988 in Space City (Houston), Texas. Bellaire, Texas is his hometown. His brother Cory was a pitcher in the Yankees' organization, while brothers Avery and Brett were both college football offensive linemen. For high school, DeAndre attended Episcopal High School in Bellaire through to his junior year. He then transferred to Christian Life Center Academy in Kingwood, Texas for his senior season. In that final year, Jordan averaged 26.1 points, 15.2 rebounds and 8.1 blocks per contest and was named both a third-team Parade Magazine All-American and first-team Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston member. Jordan has participated in numerous community improvement events in Los Angeles and Houston. Fans can follow Jordan on both Twitter and Instagram via @DeAndre.

College/International Summary

DeAndre Jordan played one season (2013-14) of college ball for Texas A&M. Jordan was recruited by coach Billy Gillespie and kept his commitment after Gillespie left A&M for Kentucky. Coach Mark Turgeon tried a two-center look with Jordan and senior Joseph Jones for the first 21 games of the season, but eventually went with a less size with 6-6 Bryan Davis replacing Jordan in the starting lineup. The Aggies had win streaks of eight and five games while Jordan was starting. He averaged 7.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 20.1 minutes over the season. Texas A&M made the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season, but Jordan played limited minutes as the squad beat BYU before losing to UCLA in the second round. Jordan earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team honors and ended his lone season with 13 games with 10 or more points and six games with 10-plus rebounds.

Opts out of 2019-20 restart
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June 29, 2020
Jordan said on his personal Twitter feed Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and won't join the Nets once the 2019-20 season resumes.
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The Nets' star found out Sunday night that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and he'll opt out of joining the team in Orlando once the season starts back up. Teammate Spencer Dinwiddie also confirmed Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19, although his status heading into the NBA's return is still up in the air.
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2018

For his 11th NBA campaign, DeAndre Jordan did what he's done for most of the last decade: dominate the glass and post efficient scoring numbers. He shot over 64 percent from the field for the seventh straight season while scoring 11 points per game. The 6-foot-11 big man finished third in the NBA with 13.1 rebounds per game and dished out a career-high 2.3 assists per game. Jordan also averaged over 31 minutes per game before being dealt from the Dallas Mavericks to the New York Knicks at the end of January as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Perhaps most notably, Jordan drastically improved at the free throw line. A career 44.6 percent free throw shooter before last season, Jordan knocked down over 70 percent from the line during the 2018-19 season. The Texas A&M product got off to a strong start by recording a double-double in seven of his first eight games. Arguably his best game of the season came against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 20. He dropped 22 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks on 8-of-10 shooting. Jordan snagged 20 or more rebounds in six games with five coming during the month of December. In 16 December games, Jordan averaged 15.4 rebounds per game.

2017

Jordan's 10th season in the league saw him barely miss out on his sixth consecutive field goal percentage title by finishing second with a .645 percentage. He would go on to lead the Clippers in rebounding with 1171 boards, 329 coming on the offensive end - the total number ranking him second in the NBA. Overall, Jordan averaged 12.0 points and 15.2 rebounds while playing 31.5 minutes across 77 games. He'd kick off the campaign with a season-high 24 rebounds in addition to 12 points against the Lakers. The big man would also grab 23 boards with 20 points against Cleveland on Mar. 9. He'd hit his high for offensive rebounds with 12 versus Minnesota on Dec. 6. Jordan scored a season-high 30 points against Boston on Feb. 14. He'd also drop 29 to go with 18 rebounds and five assists against Chicago on Mar. 13. Jordan made a season-high nine free throws on 10 attempts against Brooklyn on Mar. 4 as part of a 17-point, 15-rebound performance. He shot above .500 from the free throw line for the second time in his career with a personal-best of .580.

2016

In the 2016-17 season - his ninth year in the league - the veteran center appeared in 81 games (all starts) and averaged a career-high-tying 12.7 points to go with 13.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.7 blocks over 32 minutes per game. For the fifth straight season, Jordan led the league in field goal percentage. His 71.4 percent from the floor stands as the second highest single-season mark in NBA history (W. Chamberlain, 1972-73 - 72.7 percent). Jordan also led the league in dunks (253) and 20-rebound efforts (10). On Dec. 14 at Orlando, he became the Clippers all-time franchise leader in blocked shots, passing Benoit Benjamin (1,117). On Dec. 28, Jordan collected a a season-high 25 rebounds at New Orleans which tied for the most in an NBA game during the campaign. On Jan. 19, he dropped a career-high 29 points to go with 16 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a loss to Minnesota. In February, Jordan was named an All-Star for the first time in his career. At the end of the season, he garnered All-NBA Third Team honors. His 1.7 blocks per game ranked seventh in the Association. Jordan's Clippers ended the regular season with a record of 51-31, good for fourth in NBA Western Conference. They met Utah in the first round of the playoffs and lost a tough seven-game battle to the Jazz.

2015

The 2015-16 season was DeAndre Jordan's eighth season in the Association. Jordan started 77 contests and averaged a career-high 12.7 points per game. The veteran center would go on to earn All-NBA First Team and NBA All-Defensive First Team honors. Jordan led the league in dunks (227), and ranked second in the NBA in both rebounds per game (13.8) and blocks per game (2.3). And for the fourth season in a row, Jordan led the Association in field goal percentage (70.3 percent). The durable center recorded a career-high 49 double-doubles, which tied him for fourth in the league with John Wall. On Nov. 30, Jordan collected a season-high 24 points in addition to 18 points during a home win over Portland. He scored a season-high 23 points on two different occasions in March. Later that month, Jordan surpassed 5,000 career points at Golden State, becoming the 14th player in Clippers' franchise history to eclipse the mark. The Clippers finished the regular season with a record of 53-29, fourth in the NBA Western Conference. In the first round of the playoffs, Los Angeles lost in six games to Portland. During this series, Jordan averaged 11.7 points and 16.3 rebounds per contest.

2014

DeAndre Jordan is a modern day Iron Man. For the third straight season, the center started all 82 games for the Clippers. For good measure, he also started all 14 of their playoff games. The seven-year veteran also delivered per game career highs in points (11.5) and rebounds (15.0). And for the second year in a row, Jordan led the league in rebounds per game. He set the Clippers' franchise record for rebounds in a season (1,226) by passing Swen Nater (1,216). And for the third consecutive campaign, Jordan led the league in shot percentage with a career high 71.0 percent from the field. That number stands as the second highest single-season mark in NBA history, second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 72.7 percent in 1972-73. Jordan also led the Association in defensive win shares (5.4), dunks (252), and 20-rebound games (13). On Feb. 9, Jordan grabbed a remarkable and career-high 27 rebounds during a win in Dallas. On Feb. 19, The big man posted a career-high 26 points along with 18 rebounds in a home win over the Spurs. At the end of the season, the Texas A&M product was named to the All-NBA Third Team and the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Jordan's Clippers would knock off the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, but ultimately lose to the Rockets in seven during the second round.

2013

For the second straight season, DeAndre Jordan started all 82 of the Clippers' regular season games and all 13 during the playoffs - becoming one of only five NBAers to start every contest. The burly center continued his rebounding, efficient shooting and shot blocking ways during the campaign by averaging 10.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and career-high 2.5 blocks. His 13.6 boards per contest ranked first in the NBA and proved a considerable increase from the 7.2 recorded the previous year. And for the second consecutive season, Jordan led the NBA in field goal percentage by shooting an impressive 67.6 percent from the field. That mark was a significant increase from his league-leading 64.3 percent in 2012-13. Jordan's improved play led to more playing time, as the durable big man played a career-high 35 minutes per tilt. Jordan's 2,870 total minutes ranked 10th in the Association. On Nov. 29, Jordan swatted a career-high nine blocks during a win at Sacramento. On Jan. 3, the veteran scored a career-high 25 points as they topped Dallas. And On Mar. 31, Jordan grabbed a career-high - and eye-popping - 24 rebounds in a win at Minnesota. The Clippers finished at 57-25, defeated the Warriors during the first round of the playoffs, but lost to the Thunder in six games in the second round of the postseason.

2012

During the 2012-13 season, DeAndre Jordan became one of only 15 NBA players to start all 82 regular season games. Maybe more impressive was his 64.3 field goal percentage, which ranked first in the league. That mark surpassed James Donaldson's Clipper record of 63.7 set in 1984-85. The big center finished third in the NBA in dunks (179) and 16th in blocks per game (1.4). Jordan registered 12 double-doubles and managed three games with 20-plus points. On Nov. 1, Jordan swatted a season-best seven shots during a home win over Chicago. Later in the month, the five-year man scored a season-high 21 points plus eight boards in a victory at Portland. In February, he'd pull down a season-best 22 boards against Washington. Jordan's Clippers finished at 56-26, first in the Pacific Division. They would go on to lose to Memphis in the first round of the playoffs.

2011

2011-12 marked DeAndre Jordan's fourth year in the NBA. The big center started all of LA's 66 games, as the season was shortened due to the lockout. Jordan and the Clippers made their season debut on Christmas Day, with him blocking a career-high eight shots in a win over the Warriors. The durable 23-year-old averaged 7.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 27.2 minutes while hitting at a 63.2 percent mark from the floor. He would go on to rank fourth in the Association in blocks per game (2.0). Jordan finished the season as one of only three players in the NBA to average 7.0-plus points, 8.0-plus rebounds and 2.0-plus blocks per game. He was also one of just two - Tyson Chandler being the other - with more than 315 field goal attempts to shoot over 63 percent from the floor. Jordan would finish third in the NBA with 141 dunks. The Clippers would compile a record of 40-26 and qualified for the playoffs for the first time during Jordan's career. They defeated Memphis in the opening series, but lost to the Spurs in the second round.

2010

DeAndre Jordan became a regular NBA starter during the 2010-11 season, his third in the Association. An early-season ankle injury to veteran Chris Kaman opened the door for Jordan, who would go on to start 66 of the Clippers' last 74 games. His minutes would also dramatically increase, with an average of 25.6 minutes per game versus 15.3 minutes over his first two seasons. The added playing time led to career-highs in points (7.1), rebounds (7.2) and blocks (1.8) per game. His 1.8 blocks per would rank 10th in the NBA. On Dec. 9, the big center swatted a career-high seven shots and scored 14 points during a loss to the Jazz. In early January, Jordan grabbed a career-high tying 20 rebounds in a win over the Nuggets. On Mar. 9, he dropped a season-high 21 points during a win at Boston. Jordan's Clippers finished with a record of 32-50 and missed the playoffs.

2009

After a strong finish to his rookie season, DeAndre Jordan returned to the Clippers in 2009 ready to contribute. The 21-year-old appeared in a career-high 70 games for LA, with 12 of those starts. His minutes per contest rose from 14.5 his freshman year to 16.3. The big center also registered eight double-doubles. An ankle injury forced Jordan to miss a handful of games in November and December. On Jan. 12, Jordan scored a season-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go with seven rebounds and three blocks during a loss at Memphis. On Apr. 10, Jordan grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds and scored 10 points in a home win over the Warriors. The Clippers finished with a record of 29-53 and would miss the playoffs.

2008

DeAndre Jordan was drafted in the second round by the LA Clippers in the 2009 Draft. With that second-round status in mind, it's impressive Jordan played in 53 games with 13 starts. The rookie delivered per game averages of 4.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over 14.5 minutes. The big center also shot an impressive 63.3 percent from the field. After a slow start, Jordan turned it on in January. On the 19th of that month, he received his first start at home against the Timberwolves and produced 10 rebounds, eight points and a disruptive six blocks over 34 minutes of play. The 20-year-old would go on to start the next six games. On Jan. 21, Jordan recorded his first career double-double in his second start with a season-high 23 points to go with 12 rebounds and four blocks in a win over the Lakers. In his fourth career start, Jordan pulled down a season-high 20 rebounds at Golden State. In doing so, the rookie became one of only three then-active players to produce a 20-rebound game in one of his first four career starts, joining Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and Aaron Gray. Jordan would eventually play in 42 of the Clippers' last 50 games, averaging 5.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over 16 minutes. The Clippers finished the year at 19-63 and missed the playoffs.

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Transaction History
  • June 26, 2008
    Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2nd round (35th pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft and days later signed a three-year contract with the Clippers.
  • December 12, 2011
    Signed a four-year contract with the Clippers.
  • July 9, 2015
    Signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers
  • June 29, 2018
    Decided to opt-out of the final year (2018-19) of his contract with the Clippers.
  • July 6, 2018
    Signed a one-year agreement with the Dallas Mavericks.
  • January 31, 2019
    Traded by the Dallas Mavericks with Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr., a 2021 1st round draft pick and a 2023 1st round draft pick to the New York Knicks for Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Kristaps Porzingis. (Top-10 protected)
  • July 6, 2019
    Signed a four-year agreement with the Brooklyn Nets.
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Playing without crafty point guard Chris Paul for the first time in six years, Jordan dealt with some struggles on the offensive side of the ball. His scoring took a slight dip, falling from 12.7 points per game in 2016-17 to 12.0 in 2017-18. Even more notable was Jordan's drop in efficiency, as he shot just 64.5 percent from the field after finishing above 70 percent in each of his prior three seasons. A lot of that can be attributed to missing Paul's ability to get in the lane and feed Jordan lobs, though either way, it was a disappointment overall. However, the big man continued to be an absolute force on the boards with an average of 15.2 rebounds per game, which included 13 games where he tallied more than 20. That placed Jordan second in the league behind only Andre Drummond's 16.0 rebounds per contest and marked the fifth straight year where Jordan averaged a double-double. In the offseason, the star center opted to decline his player option with the Clippers and now joins Dallas, where he nearly landed the last time he was apart of the free agent pool. He'll immediately slot into the top spot at center and should be looking at a similar workload. There are almost always some growing pains in joining a new team, so Jordan could struggle with his chemistry a bit early on, especially in pick and roll situations with guys like Dennis Smith and first-round pick Luka Doncic. Still, Jordan is once again going to be a great option in most Fantasy leagues for his rebound, field-goal percentage and block (1.7 blocks per game for career) categories. The only other thing to keep in mind is Jordan's free-throw shooting, as he shot just 58 percent from the charity stripe last year and that drastically hurts his value in leagues that include that category.
Jordan earned his first All-Star nod last season by continuing his dominance on both the glass (13.8 rebounds per game) and defense (1.7 blocks per game). He also reached new heights with his efficiency, making a career-high 71.4 percent of his field-goal attempts while matching his career-high 12.7 points per game in the process. It’s no secret, however, that Jordan is one of the worst in the league from the charity stripe, somewhat dampening his Fantasy value in formats that account for free-throw percentage. This upcoming season will be a big adjustment for the 29-year-old, as Chris Paul’s departure robs him of a source of much of his offense – lob passes. While the Clippers have attempted to lessen that impact by bringing in Milos Teodosic, one of the best passers in Europe, questions still remain about his defensive readiness, which could bite into his playing time. Regardless, Blake Griffin, an underrated passer, will still be around to hit Jordan with good looks. How well the Clippers can continue to run the pick and roll without Paul will likely have a significant impact on Jordan’s season, as he’s shown little progress as a one-on-one scorer to this point.
While Jordan missed out on an All-Star bid for the second straight season, he continued his ascent up the ranks of the league’s top centers. Jordan averaged a career-high 12.7 points to go with 13.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, while leading the league in field-goal percentage (70.3%) for the fourth consecutive season. Much like Detroit’s Andre Drummond, however, Jordan is a major liability at the charity stripe. Jordan converted a dreadful 43 percent of his 8.0 attempts per game last season, ranking ahead of only Drummond and Houston’s Clint Capela among players with at least 100 attempts. That hinders his stock in rotisserie formats, though his exceptional field goal percentage -- Jordan’s career mark of 67 percent is the highest in NBA history -- helps preserve his value. The Clippers made a few minor roster tweaks this summer, but Jordan’s role as a rim protector, volume rebounder and lob finisher and put-back artist shouldn’t change, making him a strong value play in the earlier rounds of drafts.
Although he ended up back in Los Angeles, no free agent made more headlines this offseason than DeAndre Jordan. After a turbulent summer in which he backed out of a verbal commitment with Dallas, Jordan will be back in a Clippers uniform for the 2015-16 season. The 27-year-old center is coming off his seventh NBA season, in which he earned his first career All-NBA honors. Jordan, who played a full 82 games for the third consecutive season, averaged 11.5 points, a league-leading 15.0 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in 34 minutes last year. While Jordan is a defensive monster, he contributes fairly marginally on offense. At 71 percent, Jordan led the league in shooting percentage but did so on a fairly modest 6.5 field goal attempts per game. Jordan also has a glaring hole in his game in the form of his free-throw shooting, where he converted a league-worst 40 percent last season. Despite his free-throw woes, Jordan's consistency, dominance on the boards, and ability to stay healthy (he holds the longest active games played streak in the NBA at 322) make him a great fantasy option. With the Clippers lacking depth at the center position, Jordan should yet again see plenty of minutes in the upcoming season.
Jordan enjoyed a breakout fantasy season in his first year under coach Doc Rivers. He averaged 10.4 points, 13.6 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 2.5 blocks in 35 minutes per game through 82 games played. Jordan was a value selection in most formats in 2013-14 drafts, with people generally sleeping on the fact that Rivers was going to give the big man more minutes than what former coach Vinny Del Negro was willing to give out. Jordan is great for defensive stats but doesn't produce much offensively. Like Dwight Howard, Jordan's free-throw percentage (43% career average) makes him a liability in standard rotisserie leagues, but his sky-high shooting percentage (68% last season) and defensive contributions make him an underrated option in head-to-head leagues. The addition of Spencer Hawes could cut Jordan's playing time somewhat, though it's probably more likely that Glen Davis would lose minutes to accommodate Hawes than it would be to see Jordan play less this season.
Jordan was much-maligned for his inconsistent play last season, especially after recently signing a four-year/$43 million extension. The 25-year-old averaged a career-best 8.8 points, but only pulled down 7.2 rebounds per contest. Jordan's lack of offensive refinement causes most of his points to come off easy dunks, evidenced by his career 64 percent shooting, but his remarkably poor free-throw shooting (39 percent last season) makes him a liability on the offensive end at times, limiting him to play around 25 minutes per night. Coach Doc Rivers will demand more consistency from Jordan and could possibly light a fire under the notably light-hearted giant, but he remains mostly a defensive (career 1.5 blocks/game) and rebounding asset in fantasy leagues.
With Chris Kaman finally out of town, Jordan was supposed to breakout for the Clippers last season. Instead, his production carried over from the previous season as he finished with averages of 7.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 27 minutes per game. His per-minute production held steady, but Jordan was unable to carve out much of a bigger role. The big (7-0, 255) man is an athletic high-riser who can make spectacular plays on both ends of the court, but his game still lacks the refinement needed to take the next step. He has no offensive post moves, which leads to most of his production coming at the rim on easy dunks or putbacks. This leads to a very high shooting percentage (63.2), but his lack of attempts (4.9) limits the categorical impact. Jordan also struggles from the charity stripe, hitting just 44 percent of his freebies throughout his career. At 24, Jordan still has time to develop more of an offensive game, but until he starts showcasing improved skills on the hardwood, he should only be valued as a rebounding/defensive big man for your fantasy squad.
Jordan routinely flashed his potential in summer leagues and training camps over his first couple seasons in the NBA, but he never received much of a chance to prove his worth once the games counted. That changed in 2010-11 after Clippers starting center Chris Kaman went down with an ankle injury early in the season. In 66 starts, Jordan averaged 7.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while shooting 68 percent from the floor. His high shooting percentage is a result of nearly all his shots being at he rim, as his atrocious 45.2 clip from the charity stripe shows his lack of range. At just 23, Jordan’s game still has plenty of room to mature. He’s a restricted free agent this offseason, but all signs point to the Clippers keeping him in tow. His biggest obstacle will be playing time as Kaman is still on the Clipper’s payroll as well. If the Clippers are able to find a suitor for Kaman, Jordan could be one of the higher upside plays at the center position later in drafts.
On a per-minute basis, some other players are probably worse-your Dwight Howards, your Shaquille O'Neals, your Kwame Browns-but Jordan is definitely in the conversation for most damage done in the free-throw category. Jordan is just 90-of-237 (38.0%) from the line in his career, nor does he offer the same type of benefits as Howard or O'Neal. That makes him a serious liability unless you have free-throw superstars like Kevin Durant or Chauncey Billups to balance him out. Even then, he's probably not a starter on your team.
Due to the glut of injuries suffered by the Clippers a season ago, Jordan played significantly more than expected and showed flashes of the strength and athleticism which made him such a great basketball prospect coming out of high school two years ago. With a re-tooled frontline, don't expect Jordan to get much run, at least in close-game situations this season.
Jordan is very raw, but has some explosiveness and is athletic enough to intrigue a team. Right now, he needs a point guard to make him an effective scorer, so he’ll spend a year in the D-League enhancing and refining his low-post game.
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Jordan scored 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 29 minutes during Sunday's 110-107 win over the Bulls.
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Joining starting five
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Interim coach Jacque Vaughn said that Jordan will start at center in Sunday's game against the Bulls, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
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Only 14 minutes in blowout loss
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Jordan posted two points (1-1 FG) and four rebounds across 14 minutes during Wednesday's 118-79 loss to the Grizzlies.
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Posts 15 boards in OT victory
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March 4, 2020
Jordan posted eight points (3-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist and one block across 35 minutes during Tuesday's 129-120 overtime victory against the Celtics.
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Posts 16 points, 16 boards
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Jordan managed 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 FT) and 16 rebounds in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 110-106 loss to the Wizards.
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