Dallas Mavericks: DeAndre Jordan letting his personality shine in Dallas

Dallas Mavericks DeAndre Jordan (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Mavericks signed DeAndre Jordan this offseason.  He brings a ton of on-court value to the team and a personality to match.

The Dallas Mavericks needed a center to plug two of their biggest deficiencies from last season.  The Mavs were one of the worst team in the NBA in rebounding, and they needed a roll man to make life easier for their two recent lottery selection ball handlers.  Enter DeAndre Jordan.

Jordan signed a one-year deal after ten seasons with the LA Clippers.  He has grabbed 5,684 rebounds over the last five seasons and was one of the primary members of the “Lob City” Clippers.  Jordan has also shot 68.9 percent from the field over those five years.

DeAndre Jordan figures to make a massive on-court impact for the Dallas Mavericks this season, but he brings more than just impressive stats.

Personality shining through

Jordan continues to impress both the team and the media with his personality.  It began on media day with plenty of jokes in his interviews.  You can check out one of the many here courtesy of Dwain Price.

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The fun has not stopped.  Jordan is always smiling and telling jokes.  That personality transfers well on the court.  It allows him to be vocal and lead the defense.  Below is a quote from Coach Rick Carlisle on how Jordan is meshing with the team courtesy of Dwain Price.

The coach’s analysis is spot on here.  Jordan appears to be the perfect fit for the Mavericks both on and off the court.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks new starting center DeAndre Jordan has a loveable nature, and it is shining through early.  Fans are going to love the energy, hustle, and dunking ability of Jordan.  He likely quickly becomes a fan favorite.

Jordan is also a massive part of the Mavs returning to contention.  He needs to the rebounding, rim protecting, and elite roll man the team requires to make a massive leap in the standings.  Luckily, DeAndre Jordan is capable of pulling it off.

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