With free agency looming, it wouldn’t make any sense for DeAndre Jordan to agree to an extension between now and June.

LA Clippers president and head coach Doc Rivers certainly knows this, and Jordan will test the market next summer for the most lucrative deal possible.

DeAndre is still upset about a perceived snub last season in the Defensive Player of the Year voting, and enters his contract year with a chip on his shoulder.

Per the LA Times:

The Clippers center interrupted a reporter’s question about not winning the award Thursday afternoon, adding, “and not making the [all-] defensive team either, so … “

 

Jordan acknowledged those slights were driving him as he prepares to enter his seventh NBA season. […] “Absolutely,” Jordan said. “I mean, I don’t really talk about it, I don’t really say anything to my teammates about it, but we know. We all see what’s going on.”

 

Jordan, who is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $11.4 million this season, recently said he wasn’t thinking about his next deal. He could sign an extension of up to three years and $39.7 million any time between now and the end of June, or wait for a considerably more lucrative contract in free agency that would be for four years with another team or five years with the Clippers.