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DeAndre Jordan has the most potential by far of any free agent in this class. Athletic big men are few and far between in the NBA. DeAndre, at 6’11" and 265lbs, is all that and more. He is a freak athlete and is a monster on the defensive end.
He spent this past summer working with the legend, Hakeem Olajuwon, on his back-to-the-basket moves. Thus, his offensive game should be much improved in 2012.
Digest these numbers for a second. Per 48 minutes, DeAndre is averaging 13.3 points, 13.5 rebounds (five offensive), 3.3 blocks and one steal per game. Perhaps the most eye-popping stat; he shot 69 percent from the field. DeAndre has not even scratched the surface of his potential.
At 23 years of age, DeAndre has an impressive level of maturity and has the skill set to become one of the more dominant big men in the NBA. The Clippers will do everything they can to re-sign DeAndre, but there could be a few teams who offer him a big contract.
Best Fit: LA Clippers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics