DeAndre Jordan opted out of the $24.1 million player option in his Clippers contract, clearing the way for him to likely join the Mavericks when free agency begins, sources said.

Nowitzki, a 13-time All-Star who has won an MVP and NBA Finals MVP, has been noncommittal about whether this will be the final season of his career. He has repeatedly said that he will go year by year and does not want the spotlight of a farewell tour.

Nowitzki had surgery to clean up bone spurs in his left ankle in April, undergoing the operation then to maximize the time he would have to prepare for this season. He is expected to be fully cleared for basketball activities well in advance of training camp.

Robert Williams slipped in this year’s draft in part because of concerns about his work ethic. Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

A lot of guys have some work catching up to do, Larranaga added. So, Robert, like I said, when he gets here [Monday] we’ll start working with him. And I’m just excited to get to meet him.

Stevens told ESPN earlier this week that Williams must be ready to work in order to carve out a role with this team.

I think he’s got a chance to be a good player. As I told him when we met, there are a lot of guys who have a chance to be a good player. So it’s all about how you work, Stevens told ESPN.

After he was waived by the Phoenix Suns in December, Jones played the remainder of the season on a two-way deal with the Heat, starting eight of his 14 games. Still just 21, Jones would be heading into his senior season at UNLV had he not entered the draft (and gone unselected) after his freshman campaign, so it’s understandable Miami would want to get him on a multiyear deal with some upside. Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Jones’ 2019-20 salary is nonguaranteed.

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