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Report: The Mavericks Are Interested In Trading For DeAndre Jordan

A general view of the Dallas Mavericks court.

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 07: A detail of an empty court between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Game Four of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center on June 7, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

DeAndre Jordan has until Friday to decide if he's going to opt into the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Opting into that contract doesn't necessarily mean Jordan will be in Los Angeles for the 2018-19 season, though.

The 29-year-old center could opt into the final year of his contract and then be traded to a franchise that's interested in trading for him long term. There's reportedly a Texas-based team interested in doing that, too.

Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting that Jordan might opt into the final year of his contract and then be traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

Jordan is reportedly interested in this option, too.

"Among the various options DeAndre Jordan has been weighing, according to league sources, is opting into the final season of his current contract (at $24.1 million) before Friday's midnight deadline to facilitate a trade -- with Dallas, sources say, among the teams interested," Stein tweeted today.

The Mavericks and Jordan have had mutual interest before, of course. Jordan verbally agreed to signing a max contract with Dallas back in 2015, but ended up backing out of that agreement and re-signed with the Clippers.

Dallas is reportedly very interested in adding a center this offseason. Jordan, Clint Capela and Demarcus Cousins are all potential options.

NBA free agency begins on Sunday. The opt-in deadline is Friday at midnight.