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2011 NBA Free Agents: Warriors Expected To Bid On DeAndre Jordan

According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Golden State Warriors are expected to be one of the teams to bid on the services of Los Angeles Clippers restricted free agent DeAndre Jordan, along with a number of other top clubs around the NBA:

The bidding to sign Clips' DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet Friday likely to include G-State, Houston, New Orleans and Denver, sources say.
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All of these teams have a serious deficiency at the center positon as New Orleans expects to lose Tyson Chandler and the Nuggets expect to lose Nene. Chuck Hayes is also likely on his way out in Houston, meaning all of these clubs have serious motivation to get their hands on Jordan. 

Jordan, the third year player from Texas A&M, averaged seven points and seven rebounds a game for the Clippers in 2010-11, playing around 26 minutes a game as well as 1.8 blocks a game. He would definitely shore up the W's interior defense as well as give them another legitimate option on the post along with David Lee. Jordan is much better than Chandler at creating his shot, and even more so at making it, which to me means he would be a better fit in the Bay than Chandler.

His status as a restricted free agent means he may be going no where, but the Warriors need to attempt to grab this up and coming big man. 

For more on the Warriors, head over to Golden State of Mind.