After experiencing a breakout third season, DeAndre Jordan will be a restricted free agent this summer.
Taking the new CBA and probable lockout out of the equation, one prominent NBA agent pegged Jordan's value on the open market to be around $9 million to $11 million dollars per season.
Although Jordan remains raw offensively, the shot blocker has made enough of an improvement at the defensive end to make a big impression.
"Any team that needs a center will be interested," a front office source said. "New York, Houston, Miami, Boston, Cleveland. The question is who has the money to bid it up? New York."
"I can assure you that keeping DJ as part of our core is a major priority and one we will address at the first opportunity," Clippers general manager Neil Olshey said.