DeAndre Jordan is one step away from becoming a new player of the Lakers. You just need to complete your ‘buyout’ with the Pistons to sign for the Los Angeles team.
The pvot was traded from the Nets for several second rounds of Draft and $ 5.78 million to Detroit with the intention that the player will buy his contract, the two years left to him, and with it his freedom.
Once the paperwork is complete, and the details to become a free agent resolved, his intention is to sign for the Lakers. Although he has yet to wait, the terms of Jordan’s contract make it impossible for him to be claimed by another team in the League.
The Nets received in exchange Jahlil Okafor y Sekou Doumbouya of the Pistons and send several second-round draft picks to Motown.
The fact that the Nets traded Jordan instead of waiting for him to buy his contract offers certain tax advantages to the Brooklyn team, especially heading into the 2023 season. The New York team’s plans on Okafor y Doumbouya are not clear and will be seen in the next few days.
Meanwhile Jordan prepares his return to Los Angeles but this time to wear yellow and provide a new veteran 30 or older and another All Star to the Lakers squad. Be the third pure pvot of the team with Dwight Howard and Marc Gasol, whose future is not at all clear.
The arrival of Jordan may catapult the departure of the Spaniard from the team, as everything indicated that it would happen until a few days ago when the interest of the team was activated again because he would stay. Marc’s options are to meet his last year, try to go out and play for another team or decide to end his career in Spain.
DeAndre Jordan He averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 57 games with the Nets last season and signed for a year and a minimum of 2.6 million.