Jordan let down by Grizzlies' NBA snub
CLEARLY disheartened to be waived by the Memphis Grizzlies, Jerome
Jordan may have been hard done by rumuors indicating he had already made
plans to play in the Far East.
With the Grizzlies’ US$26m over the salary-cap entering the 2012-13 NBA
season and under new ownership, and Jordan, as a second year NBA player,
will have to earn at least US$762,195, the writing was on the wall for
An Internet report had circulated that the Jamaican seven-footer had packed his bags and checked for China.
However, he was simply trying to find his feet in Memphis, making a
strong case for a spot on the roster in the Grizzlies training camp.
Jordan himself struck down the rumours on the Grizzlies blog that he had agreed to employment anywhere.
"I know my agent has been talking to a bunch of teams. You know, as a
worst-case scenario," Jordan said. "I don’t know if there’s a deal, per
se, in China. But it’s about making it in the NBA this year. I’m about
trying to make it in the league and establish myself. I want to be
around a long time."