DeAndre Jordan heard the recruiting pitch from Jeff Green. He spoke, at length, with Nuggets coach Michael Malone. He saw how formidable Denver could become when healthy, and he wanted a piece of it. Shortly after free agency started, the Nuggets and Jordan agreed on a one-year deal for a veteran’s minimum salary, league sources said. Entering his 15th season in the NBA, Jordan is under no illusions about his role with the team. According to Jordan, Malone was honest and direct with him during several conversations. “Well, he told me that I’m gonna come in and start over Nikola (Jokic),” Jordan deadpanned during a phone conversation with The Denver Post.