A lot of fans wonder why DeAndre Jordan is considered such a big deal. Why was he given a four-year $43 million offer the Clippers matched two years ago? Why is he talked about in such a big terms for a big man who isn't a great rebounder isn't an elite defender and is a liability on offense at times due to bad free throw shooting? The reality is that league experts see his potential see what he could be what he's becoming and what his size allows him to be.

Still the Clippers need more from him. They need him to be great. Doc Rivers knows that and is building him up in the media even going so far as to say that he didn't want the Clippers to trade him in a potential deal to acquire Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce a deal to get Rivers that was nixed by the league last summer.