Look Out for DeAndre Jordan

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Jordan Schultz in NBA
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An NBA storyline to watch closely is the development of second-year center DeAndre Jordan. The uber-athletic big-man came on strong last season --áeven recording a 10-11 performance in one outing -- showing why many had projected him as a lottery pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. The 6'11" Jordan is a superb athlete with the potential to become a dominating shot blocker. He is still very green, but shows an uncanny ability to time shots.á Blessed with outstanding leaping ability and long arms, he will become a defensive force in time. Like most young shot blockers though, he has a tendency to try and swat the ball as hard as possible, which often creates an extra possession for the opposition.á IÆm not saying he has to become Bill Russell and start tipping balls to teammates, but in time, he ...

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