Jordan has earned a spot on Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports. With several NBA stars declining invitations to Rio, Team USA will comprised of many new faces, which would include Jordan, who has yet to play in the Olympics Games. The 27-year-old could figure to be in the starting rotation for Team USA alongside DeMarcus Cousins, who is the only confirmed big man on the roster at this point. Sources report that Pistons' center Andre Drummond has removed his name from consideration, prompting the need for Jordan on the roster.
Jordan tallied 15 points (6-7 FG, 3-8 FT), 20 rebounds, two steals and an assist over 34 minutes in Friday's 106-103 series-ending Game 6 loss to the Trail Blazers. The veteran big man certainly did his part in trying to make up for the absences of fellow superstars Chris Paul (hand) and Blake Griffin (thigh), but the Clippers ultimately came up short. Jordan set a series high in boards, and mustered four double-doubles in the six games overall. He also managed a series-best 86 percent success rate from the field, and but went back to struggling from the free-throw line after finding some moderate success in Game 5. Jordan posted averages of 11.7 points, 16.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.7 blocks and 1.2 steals over the six-game set versus Portland.
Jordan managed 16 points (5-8 FG, 6-11 FT), 17 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks across 31 minutes during the Clippers' 108-98 loss to the Trail Blazers in Wednesday's Game 5. Jordan did all he could to help lead the Clippers to a win minus Chris Paul (hand) and Blake Griffin (quad), but it was not to be. Jordan has averaged 11.0 points (on 58 percent shooting), 15.6 rebounds, 3.2 blocks, two assists, and one steal in 33 minutes. While 58 percent might seem superb, it's actually 12 percentage points lower than Jordan's regular season mark. However, he has improved his rebounding, assists, steals, and blocks numbers in the postseason. With the Clippers devastated by injuries, it will take a total breakout performance from Jordan for Los Angeles to win in Portland on Friday and force a Game 7.
Jordan supplied 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-10 FT), 16 rebounds, two blocks and a steal over 32 minutes in Saturday's 96-88 Game 3 loss to the Trail Blazers. The All-Star forward turned in his second double-double of the series, and third game with double-digit boards. He struggled in typical fashion from the free-throw line, as the Blazers seemed somewhat intent on getting him to the charity stripe, but not quite to the extent as they had been in the series opener. Jordan has certainly been doing his share on the glass, but with Blake Griffin struggling next to him over the last two games, he may need to step up his own offensive production in an effort to help Chris Paul carry some of the scoring load.
Jordan managed only three points (1-4 FG, 1-6 FT), but hauled in 18 rebounds, handed out five assists and recorded three blocks and a steal over 34 minutes in Wednesday's 102-81 Game 2 victory over the Trail Blazers. A game after going to visiting the charity stripe a whopping 18 times, Jordan was much quieter on that front, and woefully ineffective in the six free-throw opportunties he did garner. However, he was his usual active self around the basket, with his rebound total serving as his highest tally in that category since he'd snared 20 on Mar. 23 versus the Warriors. With Blake Griffin back in the fold, Jordan's scoring responsibility and opportunity figure to remain modest on most nights, but he should still be able to provide superior numbers on the glass.
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