Super Basketball League: After being bought out by the Detroit Pistons, Deandre Jordan has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers

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Source: Skysports

Super Basketball League: Jordan was transferred from the Brooklyn Nets to the Detroit Pistons in order to clear his $20 million contracts; the Pistons and Jordan then agreed to a buyout, allowing Jordan to pursue a ring with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Thursday night that veteran centre DeAndre Jordan had been signed to their roster.

The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, but The Athletic reported late last week that Jordan is anticipated to sign a one-year deal worth $2.6 million.

Jordan, 33, was an All-Star with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2017 and has averaged 9.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 1.6 blocked shots during 13 seasons with the Clippers (2008-18), Dallas Mavericks (2018-19), New York Knicks (2019), and Brooklyn Nets (2019). (2019-21).

He averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game with the Nets in 2020-21.

Jordan is the all-time leader in career field goal percentage in the NBA, having shot 67.4 per cent (3527-5234) from the field during his career. He is also the first player in NBA history to have several seasons shooting over 70%.

Jordan is also a three-time NBA All-Star, with one First Team selection (2016) and two Third Team selections (2015 and 2017), and he led the league in rebounding for three straight seasons from 2013 to 2015.

In 2015 and 2016, he was nominated to the All-Defensive First Team, and he helped the United States win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where he met his future Nets colleagues Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

He joins a Lakers team that already includes LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard, as well as former and current All-Stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard.

Trade between the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons on September 4 cleared Jordan’s remaining two-year $20 million contracts for Brooklyn, paving the way for Jordan’s release and eventual signing in Los Angeles.

Jordan was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for centre Jahlil Okafor and forward Sekou Doumbouya in that deal. The Nets had released Okafor earlier in the day on Thursday. For taking on the salary dump, the Pistons received $5.78 million in addition to second-round picks in 2022, 2024, 2025, and 2027.

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