Report: DeAndre Jordan to sign one-year, $ 2.6 million contract with Lakers after receiving waivers | Launderer report
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DeAndre Jordan to sign a one-year, $ 2.6 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers after being granted waivers, per Shams Charania stadium and athletics.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets distributed Jordan to the Detroit Pistons earlier on Friday:
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ESPN sources: Brooklyn trades C DeAndre Jordan, four future second-round picks and $ 5.78 million in Detroit for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya. Pistons plan to work on a two-year, $ 20 million buyout owed to Jordan; Nets will save $ 47 million in wages and taxes on the transaction.
Charaniah and James Edwards III of The Athletic also added that Jordan intends to return $ 4 million of the remaining $ 20 million of his contract as part of the buyout deal with Detroit.
Wojnarowski reported earlier Friday that the Lakers were a “serious contender” for Jordan if the Pistons bought him out.
Appearing to be the case, Jordan will join a Lakers squad that boasts a slew of veterans 30 and older playing on year-long deals surrounding LeBron James’ big three, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.
Jordan is entering his 14th NBA season, and this is his second stint in Los Angeles. The first was with the Clippers, who selected ex-Texas A&M big man with the 35th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.
It turned out to be a massive robbery, as Jordan was part of the entertaining era of “Lob City” with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. This team changed the fortunes of the once-dying franchise as the Clippers became eternal playoff contenders.
Jordan is averaging 9.4 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game over his 10 seasons in Los Angeles, which included a pair of bouncing titles and a 2017 All-Star Game appearance.
Jordan signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks in the summer of 2018. Since then he has also played for the New York Knicks and Nets.