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Hollinger on Jordan Situation "Warriors exercise amnesty on Charlie Bell, rescind qualifying offer to Reggie Williams, cut Jeremy Lin, and sign DeAndre Jordan to a four-year, $43 million offer sheet: Thumbs down This was the height of silliness. Golden State wasted its amnesty clause on a low-salary player and renounced its rights to a useful bench player, all to overpay a guy who they aren't getting anyway. They should be so lucky. Jordan isn't worth $43 million or anything close to it; he's a nothing-but-dunks guy who makes too many turnovers, shoots 40 percent from the line and dozes off on defense. He's big, athletic and only 23 years old, so it's easy to see the potential. But even while shooting 68.6 percent last season his player efficiency rating was still below the league average. While Jordan makes spectacular plays he rarely makes the more common, mundane plays. Given the murmurs about his work habits, one wonders how he'll perform after he has been paid. Meanwhile, the Warriors are now stuck with Andris Biedrins because they wasted their amnesty rights on Charlie Bell, and with Williams gone their only backcourt depth is rookie Klay Thompson. The part that's really irksome, however, is the sheer desperation. Golden State isn't Minnesota or Memphis; the Warriors can get good free agents to come here. Why they went so hog wild over Jordan is a bit of a mystery." Hollinger was so right on with this take....all the way up until the "Warriors can get good free agents to come here" part. He clearly lost touch with reality at the end there.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/transactions-111211/breaking-latest-deals-nba-free-agency
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