Mark Cuban issues statement on DeAndre Jordan situation: “He never responded to me at all”

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It was only a matter of time before Mavericks owner Mark Cuban would break his silence on Wednesday’s DeAndre Jordan situation. Jordan reneged on a commitment to sign with the Mavericks, choosing instead to go back to the Clippers. Many emojis were involved. You know the story by now. All we needed was Cuban’s side of the story.

We haven’t fully gotten that, but he says it’s coming soon. In the meantime, he’s issued a brief statement (via CyberDust, obviously), claiming that Jordan never responded to him, and announcing that nothing has changed regarding the four-year, $57 million agreement the Mavericks reached with former Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews. Here’s the full text, via ESPN.com’s Tim MacMahon:

Dear Mavs fans,

There will be a time when I detail everything I know regarding the last 48 hours.

I don’t think the time is right to say anything beyond the facts that he never responded to me at all yesterday. Not once. To this minute I have not heard anything from him since Tuesday night.

More importantly, I specifically told Wes that I would not hold him to his commitment if he wanted to go elsewhere. I can’t print his exact response, but suffice it to say he is excited to play for our Mavs 🙂 Wes Matthews is exactly the type of player we want in a Mavs uniform and our fans will love him.

He will be in Dallas today so if you see him give him a MFFL welcome

Cuban also called out ESPN’s Chris Broussard, who reported last night that he was desperately trying to get Jordan’s address:

At some point, Cuban is going to address reporters. And that’s going to be can’t-miss.