|Full name||Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr.|
|birthday||21st July 1988 (age 32)|
|place of birth||Houston , Texas , United States|
|High school||Christian Life Center Academy (Texas)|
|college||Texas A&M University|
|NBA draft||2008 , 35th Pick , Los Angeles Clippers|
|Clubs as active|
|2008–2018 Los Angeles Clippers 2018–2019 Dallas Mavericks 2019 New York Knicks Since 2019 Brooklyn Nets
Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988 in Houston , Texas ) is an American basketball player who has been a center in the NBA for the Brooklyn Nets since 2019 . In contrast to his extremely high field hit rate, Jordan has long been a very weak free throw shooter . Opponents gladly took advantage of this weakness and used the Hack-a-Shaq tactic against Jordan. Since the 2018/19 season , his free throw rate has improved a lot.
Careers in the NBA
Los Angeles Clippers (2008 to 2018)
In the 2008 NBA Draft , Jordan was selected 35th by the Los Angeles Clippers and signed by them shortly thereafter. After being used relatively rarely in the first half of the season, Jordan slipped into the starting five of the team in January due to the Clippers' injury concerns . In six days and three different games he put his temporary highs ("career highs") in blocks (6 against the Minnesota Timberwolves ), points (23 against the Los Angeles Lakers ), dunks (10 against the Los Angeles Lakers) and rebounds (20 against the Golden State Warriors ).
Although Jordan knew how to surprise in his rookie season, he only got slightly more playing time (16.2 minutes). Although he was able to increase his point and rebound average by 0.5 each, he was unable to improve his great weakness, the free throws (below 40%). Experts refer to Jordan as a similar type of player to Andrew Bynum of the Indiana Pacers .
Jordan achieved his breakthrough in the 2010/11 season . He started in 66 of 80 games and scored 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on average. In the 2012/13 season he led the league for the first time in the field hit rate, with 64% of the converted throws. With an average of 13.6 rebounds, Jordan was the best rebounder in the league in the 2013/14 season . This replaced Dwight Howard , who had been the league's best rebounder in the previous two seasons. He also blocked 2.5 throws per game, which brought him third place in the league. Also in the following season 2014/15 Jordan led the league with 15.0 rebounds and a field hit rate of 71.0%. For his good performance, he was appointed to the All-NBA Third Team and the NBA All-Defensive First Team .
As ESPN.com reported on 3 July 2015, the Texas native agreed with the Dallas Mavericks to a contract over four years totaling more than 80 million US dollars . The - initially oral - contract offered the center a release clause after the third year. One day before he was allowed to sign a new contract, Jordan met with those in charge of the Clippers who wanted to convince him to stay in Los Angeles . Jordan then changed his mind and extended his contract with the Clippers.
On November 4, 2015, Jordan overtook Elton Brand as the most successful rebounder in Clippers history with 13 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors . A few days later on November 30th, Jordan set an NBA record with 22 discarded free throws and drew level with Wilt Chamberlain . A few weeks later this record was exceeded by Andre Drummond with 23 discarded free throws. Although he was not called up to the NBA All-Star Game , Jordan was called to both the NBA All-Defensive First Team and the All-NBA First Team . With an average of 12.7 points, he also set his personal best career average. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , he won the gold medal with the US selection. In 2017, Jordan's first All-Star nomination followed . When his contract expired in summer 2018, Jordan decided to leave the Clippers after 10 years.
Dallas Mavericks (2018-2019)
After a commitment in summer 2015 failed, the Dallas Mavericks and DeAndre Jordan finally started working together in summer 2018, and they agreed on a one-year contract.
New York Knicks (2019)
At the end of January 2019, Jordan was swapped for the New York Knicks .
Brooklyn Nets (2019)
In July 2019, Jordan agreed to a contract with the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent . With a term of four years, Jordan will receive 40 million US dollars. His new teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving waived maximum contracts.
Achievements and Awards
- 1 × All-NBA First Team : 2016
- 2 × All-NBA Third Team : 2015, 2017
- 1 × NBA All-Star : 2017
- 2 × NBA All-Defensive First Team : 2015, 2016
- 2 × best rebounder in the NBA: 2014, 2015
- Gold medal at the Rio Olympics : 2016
- DeAndre Jordan - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- DeAndre Jordan - player profile on NBA.com
- Marc Stein, Tim MacMahon: DeAndre Jordan, Mavericks reach agreement on max contract. ESPN , July 3, 2015, accessed July 13, 2016 .
- Tom Ziller: DeAndre Jordan's flip-flop is the most amazing NBA free agency disaster ever. SB Nation, July 9, 2015, accessed July 13, 2016 .
- Trisity Miller: DeAndre Jordan is the best rebounder in Clippers history . clipperholics.com, December 2015, accessed on July 13, 2016.
- Jordan grabs 24 rebounds, Clippers beat Blazers 10. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016 ; accessed on July 13, 2016 .
- Keith Langlois: Pistons open 2nd half with big road win at Houston to foil Hack-a-Dre excess . NBA website, January 20, 2016, accessed July 13, 2016.
- DJ Siddiqi: NBA Free Agency 2019: DeAndre Jordan to sign four-year, $ 40M deal with Nets; Durant and Irving agree to take less. In: CBS Sports. June 30, 2019, accessed July 2, 2019 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Jordan, Hyland DeAndre junior (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 21, 1988|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Houston , Texas|