Rebecca Lawson of Mavs Moneyball and I exchanged a series of emails in the wake of the DeAndre Jordan saga touching on everything from whether DeAndre is a franchise player to the ethics of all involved.
We keep hearing about how by changing his mind DeAndre Jordan has screwed the Mavericks. It's true the Mavs are screwed, but that's just because they didn't get Jordan, not because he changed his mind.
In one of the weirdest, wildest, most eventful days in the history of NBA free agency, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan remained Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, changing his mind about signing with the Dallas Mavericks.
Even though deals signed in the first week aren't official, teams never continue to pursue free agents after a verbal agreement is reached. The Clippers are taking a big risk breaking that rule with DeAndre Jordan.