DeAndre Jordan was drafted in the second round by the LA Clippers in the 2009 Draft. With that second-round status in mind, it's impressive Jordan played in 53 games with 13 starts. The rookie delivered per game averages of 4.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over 14.5 minutes. The big center also shot an impressive 63.3 percent from the field. After a slow start, Jordan turned it on in January. On the 19th of that month, he received his first start at home against the Timberwolves and produced 10 rebounds, eight points and a disruptive six blocks over 34 minutes of play. The 20-year-old would go on to start the next six games. On Jan. 21, Jordan recorded his first career double-double in his second start with a season-high 23 points to go with 12 rebounds and four blocks in a win over the Lakers. In his fourth career start, Jordan pulled down a season-high 20 rebounds at Golden State. In doing so, the rookie became one of only three then-active players to produce a 20-rebound game in one of his first four career starts, joining Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and Aaron Gray. Jordan would eventually play in 42 of the Clippers' last 50 games, averaging 5.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over 16 minutes. The Clippers finished the year at 19-63 and missed the playoffs.2009
After a strong finish to his rookie season, DeAndre Jordan returned to the Clippers in 2009 ready to contribute. The 21-year-old appeared in a career-high 70 games for LA, with 12 of those starts. His minutes per contest rose from 14.5 his freshman year to 16.3. The big center also registered eight double-doubles. An ankle injury forced Jordan to miss a handful of games in November and December. On Jan. 12, Jordan scored a season-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go with seven rebounds and three blocks during a loss at Memphis. On Apr. 10, Jordan grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds and scored 10 points in a home win over the Warriors. The Clippers finished with a record of 29-53 and would miss the playoffs.2010
DeAndre Jordan became a regular NBA starter during the 2010-11 season, his third in the Association. An early-season ankle injury to veteran Chris Kaman opened the door for Jordan, who would go on to start 66 of the Clippers' last 74 games. His minutes would also dramatically increase, with an average of 25.6 minutes per game versus 15.3 minutes over his first two seasons. The added playing time led to career-highs in points (7.1), rebounds (7.2) and blocks (1.8) per game. His 1.8 blocks per would rank 10th in the NBA. On Dec. 9, the big center swatted a career-high seven shots and scored 14 points during a loss to the Jazz. In early January, Jordan grabbed a career-high tying 20 rebounds in a win over the Nuggets. On Mar. 9, he dropped a season-high 21 points during a win at Boston. Jordan's Clippers finished with a record of 32-50 and missed the playoffs.2011
2011-12 marked DeAndre Jordan's fourth year in the NBA. The big center started all of LA's 66 games, as the season was shortened due to the lockout. Jordan and the Clippers made their season debut on Christmas Day, with him blocking a career-high eight shots in a win over the Warriors. The durable 23-year-old averaged 7.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 27.2 minutes while hitting at a 63.2 percent mark from the floor. He would go on to rank fourth in the Association in blocks per game (2.0). Jordan finished the season as one of only three players in the NBA to average 7.0-plus points, 8.0-plus rebounds and 2.0-plus blocks per game. He was also one of just two - Tyson Chandler being the other - with more than 315 field goal attempts to shoot over 63 percent from the floor. Jordan would finish third in the NBA with 141 dunks. The Clippers would compile a record of 40-26 and qualified for the playoffs for the first time during Jordan's career. They defeated Memphis in the opening series, but lost to the Spurs in the second round.2012
During the 2012-13 season, DeAndre Jordan became one of only 15 NBA players to start all 82 regular season games. Maybe more impressive was his 64.3 field goal percentage, which ranked first in the league. That mark surpassed James Donaldson's Clipper record of 63.7 set in 1984-85. The big center finished third in the NBA in dunks (179) and 16th in blocks per game (1.4). Jordan registered 12 double-doubles and managed three games with 20-plus points. On Nov. 1, Jordan swatted a season-best seven shots during a home win over Chicago. Later in the month, the five-year man scored a season-high 21 points plus eight boards in a victory at Portland. In February, he'd pull down a season-best 22 boards against Washington. Jordan's Clippers finished at 56-26, first in the Pacific Division. They would go on to lose to Memphis in the first round of the playoffs.2013
For the second straight season, DeAndre Jordan started all 82 of the Clippers' regular season games and all 13 during the playoffs - becoming one of only five NBAers to start every contest. The burly center continued his rebounding, efficient shooting and shot blocking ways during the campaign by averaging 10.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and career-high 2.5 blocks. His 13.6 boards per contest ranked first in the NBA and proved a considerable increase from the 7.2 recorded the previous year. And for the second consecutive season, Jordan led the NBA in field goal percentage by shooting an impressive 67.6 percent from the field. That mark was a significant increase from his league-leading 64.3 percent in 2012-13. Jordan's improved play led to more playing time, as the durable big man played a career-high 35 minutes per tilt. Jordan's 2,870 total minutes ranked 10th in the Association. On Nov. 29, Jordan swatted a career-high nine blocks during a win at Sacramento. On Jan. 3, the veteran scored a career-high 25 points as they topped Dallas. And On Mar. 31, Jordan grabbed a career-high - and eye-popping - 24 rebounds in a win at Minnesota. The Clippers finished at 57-25, defeated the Warriors during the first round of the playoffs, but lost to the Thunder in six games in the second round of the postseason.2014
DeAndre Jordan is a modern day Iron Man. For the third straight season, the center started all 82 games for the Clippers. For good measure, he also started all 14 of their playoff games. The seven-year veteran also delivered per game career highs in points (11.5) and rebounds (15.0). And for the second year in a row, Jordan led the league in rebounds per game. He set the Clippers' franchise record for rebounds in a season (1,226) by passing Swen Nater (1,216). And for the third consecutive campaign, Jordan led the league in shot percentage with a career high 71.0 percent from the field. That number stands as the second highest single-season mark in NBA history, second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 72.7 percent in 1972-73. Jordan also led the Association in defensive win shares (5.4), dunks (252), and 20-rebound games (13). On Feb. 9, Jordan grabbed a remarkable and career-high 27 rebounds during a win in Dallas. On Feb. 19, The big man posted a career-high 26 points along with 18 rebounds in a home win over the Spurs. At the end of the season, the Texas A&M product was named to the All-NBA Third Team and the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Jordan's Clippers would knock off the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, but ultimately lose to the Rockets in seven during the second round.2015
The 2015-16 season was DeAndre Jordan's eighth season in the Association. Jordan started 77 contests and averaged a career-high 12.7 points per game. The veteran center would go on to earn All-NBA First Team and NBA All-Defensive First Team honors. Jordan led the league in dunks (227), and ranked second in the NBA in both rebounds per game (13.8) and blocks per game (2.3). And for the fourth season in a row, Jordan led the Association in field goal percentage (70.3 percent). The durable center recorded a career-high 49 double-doubles, which tied him for fourth in the league with John Wall. On Nov. 30, Jordan collected a season-high 24 points in addition to 18 points during a home win over Portland. He scored a season-high 23 points on two different occasions in March. Later that month, Jordan surpassed 5,000 career points at Golden State, becoming the 14th player in Clippers' franchise history to eclipse the mark. The Clippers finished the regular season with a record of 53-29, fourth in the NBA Western Conference. In the first round of the playoffs, Los Angeles lost in six games to Portland. During this series, Jordan averaged 11.7 points and 16.3 rebounds per contest.2016
In the 2016-17 season - his ninth year in the league - the veteran center appeared in 81 games (all starts) and averaged a career-high-tying 12.7 points to go with 13.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.7 blocks over 32 minutes per game. For the fifth straight season, Jordan led the league in field goal percentage. His 71.4 percent from the floor stands as the second highest single-season mark in NBA history (W. Chamberlain, 1972-73 - 72.7 percent). Jordan also led the league in dunks (253) and 20-rebound efforts (10). On Dec. 14 at Orlando, he became the Clippers all-time franchise leader in blocked shots, passing Benoit Benjamin (1,117). On Dec. 28, Jordan collected a a season-high 25 rebounds at New Orleans which tied for the most in an NBA game during the campaign. On Jan. 19, he dropped a career-high 29 points to go with 16 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a loss to Minnesota. In February, Jordan was named an All-Star for the first time in his career. At the end of the season, he garnered All-NBA Third Team honors. His 1.7 blocks per game ranked seventh in the Association. Jordan's Clippers ended the regular season with a record of 51-31, good for fourth in NBA Western Conference. They met Utah in the first round of the playoffs and lost a tough seven-game battle to the Jazz.2017
Jordan's 10th season in the league saw him barely miss out on his sixth consecutive field goal percentage title by finishing second with a .645 percentage. He would go on to lead the Clippers in rebounding with 1171 boards, 329 coming on the offensive end - the total number ranking him second in the NBA. Overall, Jordan averaged 12.0 points and 15.2 rebounds while playing 31.5 minutes across 77 games. He'd kick off the campaign with a season-high 24 rebounds in addition to 12 points against the Lakers. The big man would also grab 23 boards with 20 points against Cleveland on Mar. 9. He'd hit his high for offensive rebounds with 12 versus Minnesota on Dec. 6. Jordan scored a season-high 30 points against Boston on Feb. 14. He'd also drop 29 to go with 18 rebounds and five assists against Chicago on Mar. 13. Jordan made a season-high nine free throws on 10 attempts against Brooklyn on Mar. 4 as part of a 17-point, 15-rebound performance. He shot above .500 from the free throw line for the second time in his career with a personal-best of .580.2018
For his 11th NBA campaign, DeAndre Jordan did what he's done for most of the last decade: dominate the glass and post efficient scoring numbers. He shot over 64 percent from the field for the seventh straight season while scoring 11 points per game. The 6-foot-11 big man finished third in the NBA with 13.1 rebounds per game and dished out a career-high 2.3 assists per game. Jordan also averaged over 31 minutes per game before being dealt from the Dallas Mavericks to the New York Knicks at the end of January as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Perhaps most notably, Jordan drastically improved at the free throw line. A career 44.6 percent free throw shooter before last season, Jordan knocked down over 70 percent from the line during the 2018-19 season. The Texas A&M product got off to a strong start by recording a double-double in seven of his first eight games. Arguably his best game of the season came against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 20. He dropped 22 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks on 8-of-10 shooting. Jordan snagged 20 or more rebounds in six games with five coming during the month of December. In 16 December games, Jordan averaged 15.4 rebounds per game.
June 26, 2008Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2nd round (35th pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft and days later signed a three-year contract with the Clippers.
December 12, 2011Signed a four-year contract with the Clippers.
July 9, 2015Signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers
June 29, 2018Decided to opt-out of the final year (2018-19) of his contract with the Clippers.
July 6, 2018Signed a one-year agreement with the Dallas Mavericks.
January 31, 2019Traded by the Dallas Mavericks with Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr., a 2021 1st round draft pick and a 2023 1st round draft pick to the New York Knicks for Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Kristaps Porzingis. (Top-10 protected)
July 6, 2019Signed a four-year agreement with the Brooklyn Nets.