NBA free agency rumors: Warriors will go after DeAndre Jordan

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DeAndre Jordan (Getty Images)

The Warriors are going to go after DeAndre Jordan in free agency, according to the New York Times.

According to the report, the Warriors are not confident they will land Jordan, but considering the Clippers center is a good friend of Kevin Durant’s, they believe they may have a shot at getting him to sign a deal.

Jordan informed the Clippers he would be opting out of the final year of his contract Friday making him a free agent.

The 29-year-old will get massive interest from multiple teams on the market. The team most notably after the 2017 All-Star is the Mavericks who attempted to complete a trade for Jordan before he opted out of his deal with the Clippers.

Jordan averaged a career-high 15.2 rebounds in 2017-18 in addition to 12.0 points. He has averaged 9.4 points and 10.7 rebounds in his 10-year career, all with the Clippers.

Jordan would likely have to sign a contract with the Warriors worth around $5.3 million per season, according to the Times.

According to basketball-reference.com, the Warriors have about $102 million allocated for next year’s team in contracts, however, this is before Kevin Durant likely resigns which would likely be a deal in the $20- to $30-million range.

Golden State also has to decide which role players they would like to retain as Nick Young, JaVale McGee, Kevon Looney, Patrick McCaw and Quinn Cook will all be free agents.

Free agency officially begins July 1.