The Golden State Warriors will offer restricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan a contract starting at an annual salary of $10 million, according to Yahoo! Sports. The L.A. Clippers can match any offer sheet that Jordan signs owing to Jordan's restricted status. The Clippers had previously offered Jordan a five-year deal worth $40 million. The Warriors can only extend a four-year offer.
With a four-year deal starting at $10 million with the maximum allowed 4.5 percent raises, the Jordan contract from the Warriors would be worth $42.7 million.
Tyson Chandler and Nene, two unrestricted free agents leading the center corps in this year's class, have been offered contracts in excess of $50 million, with a higher starting point for the 2011-12 season. The Warriors would be expected to use the amnesty clause on Andris Biedrins to make room for Jordan under the salary.
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