Warriors to sign Jordan to four-year, 40 million offer sheet


Warriors to sign Jordan to four-year, 40 million offer sheet

The Warriors are poised to sign center DeAndre Jordan to anoffer sheet worth approximately 40 million over four years, according tomultiple sources. The offer is expected to come Sunday.
Jordan, 23, has played the past three seasons for the LosAngeles Clippers and last year averaged 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocksin 25.6 minutes per game.
The Clippers will have three days to decide whether or not tomatch the offer for Jordan, a restricted free agent, or allow him to go to theWarriors.It is unknown whether or not the Clippers will match theoffer. Jordan reportedly already has received an offer from Los Angeles worthfive years, 40 million.If the Clippers match Golden States offer, it means theWarriors will have failed in two attempts this offseason to land adefensive-oriented center. The Warriors last week made a run at Tyson Chandler,who helped lead Dallas to an NBA title last season, but he elected to sign withthe New York Knicks.Some of the Warriors moves over the past couple of dayshave set the table for signing Jordan to an offer sheet. Those movesalso mean the Warriors will not amnesty Andris Biedrins in order to acquireJordan.By waiving Jeremy Lin on Friday and not yet signing rookiesKlay Thompson and Jeremy Tyler, it appears as though the Warriors can get toJordans starting first-year salary in the 9 million range -- byperhaps amnesty-ing Charlie Bell. The Warriors are waiting until Sunday to sign Jordanto the offer sheet because they need Lin to clear waivers.Bell, who played sparingly last season, is on the last yearof his contract and set to earn 4.1 million. He was recently arrested inMichigan after showing up intoxicated at his hearing for an earlierDUI.The Warriors have told Bell to remain in Michigan ratherthan joining the team at training camp and that he is a candidate foramnesty. It is unclear whether the Warriors will have to use amnesty on Bell to make the numbers work for Jordan.If the Clippers take their entire three-day period to decide on Jordan, it means that Thompson and Tyler won't be practicing until at least Wednesday afternoon.Jordan has a limited offensive game, but he is extremelyathletic and can block shots and rebound. Jordan shot .686 percent from thefield last season. That would have led the league by a wide margin, but Jordandidnt make enough field goals to qualify.If the Warriors can acquire Jordan and hold onto Biedrins,it would mean they have upwards of 20 million invested in the center position.But Jordan would be another big body up front, and size has been the teamsbiggest shortcoming in recent years.

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Warriors announce four-game preseason schedule, including two overseas


Warriors announce four-game preseason schedule, including two overseas

Instead of playing the usual six or seven preseason games, the Warriors will suit up for just four exhibition games.

But there is a very good reason: They are traveling overseas for two of the games.

They will play two games at Oracle Arena and two in China.

The Warriors will open the four-game slate on Sept. 30 against the Nuggets in Oakland. After that game, they will jetset to China were they will meet the Timberwolves for two games, one in Oct. 4 in Shenzen and one on Oct. 8 in Shanghai.

Once they return home, they will play their final tune-up on Oct. 13 against the Kings.

They tip off the regular season four days later against the Houston Rockets, where they will get their championship rings and raise another banner to the rafters.

DAY/DATE                      OPPONENT                     LOCATION                                                   TIME (PDT)

Saturday, September 30   Denver Nuggets                Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA                              5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4      Minnesota Timberwolves   Shenzhen Universiade Center – Shenzhen, China       10:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 8           Minnesota Timberwolves   Mercedes-Benz Arena – Shanghai, China            3:30 a.m.

Friday, October 13           Sacramento Kings            Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA                              7:30 p.m.