DeAndre Jordan makes 4-of-4 FGs, 3-of-9 FTs (Oct 12 12:00 ET )
DeAndre Jordan racked up 11 points and eight rebounds with a steal and a block in 26 minutes of action on Sunday, making all four of his FG attempts.
DeAndre Jordan blocked three shots in 24 minutes of action on Tuesday, adding six points on 3-of-3 shooting, zero assists, one steal, five turnovers and five personal fouls.
The Scoop:It wasn't a banner night for Jordan, who also missed both of his free throws. He was the second-heaviest anchor for FT percentage last season and the arrival of Spencer Hawes hasn't improved his outlook, but he remains a solid fantasy option thanks to reliable double-doubles with elite FG percentages and blocks.
The Scoop:"He scored a lot of points last year," Rivers said. "He will get better because we asked him to work on things offensively, but he's our defensive captain and that will not change." If you can live with his atrocious FT shooting, he's a nice center to target at the start of the middle rounds. Jordan is eligible for a contract extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, but he insisted that he's "not thinking about it at all" during training camp.
The Scoop:"When you have a starting big [in Hawes] as a backup big in a league without any bigs, that has to help," Rivers said. Hawes said that a jumbo frontcourt alongside Griffin and Jordan would be "a hell of a lineup" but there are no indications that Rivers is considering the move, so barring injuries he'll have to settle for 25-28 minutes as a backup.