This offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers have accumulated many former All-Stars, including the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard. Apparently, they weren’t done quite yet. Brooklyn Nets big man DeAndre Jordan was recently traded to the Detroit Pistons but the plans weren’t for him to stay long.
He’s been linked to the Lakers over the past week and it appears that it’s happening. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Jordan and the Pistons have agreed to a buyout and he will sign with Los Angeles once he clears waivers.
The deal will be for one year and is worth $2.6 million, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
It’s highly unlikely that a team will claim Jordan on the waiver wire considering his contract so his deal with the Lakers is essentially set in stone. This will be a bit of a homecoming for the former All-Star. He spent over a decade with the Clippers and was a key part of their success. He’s 33-years-old now and past his prime but should provide depth at center for the Lakers.
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