But to the Mavericks, it was an example of a troubling pattern with Jordan.
He has rubbed teammates the wrong way with what they perceive as selfish play
Jordan signed a one-year contract with Dallas last summer, and it’s already hard to see him returning next season.
The Mavericks are just 5-8. They’ve been outscored by 8.5 points per 100 possessions when he plays and outscored opponents by 5.7 points per 100 possessions when he sits. He often looks disinterested. His help defense – what Dallas really needs from him – has been especially lazy.
Jordan is still big and mobile, and he can’t help but make some positive contributions as a rebounder and finisher. He just leaves so much to be desired.
But he’ll apparently have to overcome a poor reputation with his new teammates.