Clippers match offer sheet to DeAndre Jordan
The Clippers have matched the offer sheet that restricted free agent DeAndre Jordan signed with Golden State, a four-year deal worth $43.2 million.
Jordan had received the offer from the Warriors on Sunday, and less than 24 hours later, the Clippers matched it to ensure they retained their 23-year-old center, as they'd said they would do.
Jordan, who made $854,389 last season, will earn $10.4 million this season, $10.5 million in 2012-13, $10.9 million in 2013-14 and $11.4 million in 2014-15.
Jordan has to take a physical, but the Clippers expected him to be at practice Monday night at the team’s practice facility in Playa Vista.
“We’ll get him in here as soon as possible and get him in condition and on the same page with everybody,” Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said after Monday morning's practice.
-- Broderick Turner
Photo: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is fouled on a shot attempt by Minnesota guard Luke Ridnour during a game last season at Staples Center. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times