For months, rumors have swirled regarding Brooklyn Nets veteran center DeAndre Jordan and where he will end up as a split was more than likely bound to happen for the veteran. Well, we have an answer and another NBA trade.
ESPN Sources: Brooklyn is trading C DeAndre Jordan, four future-second round picks and $5.78M to Detroit for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya. Pistons plan to work through a buyout on two-years, $20M owed Jordan; Nets will save $47M in salary and tax on deal.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 3, 2021
In exchange, the Pistons are sending Jahlil Okafor to the Nets to join Kevin Durant and company, for now at least. The Pistons are also receiving Sekou Doumbouya and four future picks in a nice haul for Detroit.
But, according to Woj, the Pistons are likely to work out on a buyout for Jordan, leaving his next team up in the air with rumors circulating about the Los Angeles Lakers being one potential option.
A buyout was always likely, and the Nets might be inclined to keep Okafor on the roster and received another young player in Sekou Doumbouya as well just to get rid of Jordan.
After the Nets brought in Paul Millsap and Patty Mills, not to mention re-signing Blake Griffin and apparently being linked to LaMarcus Aldridge in his NBA return, this move makes a ton of sense for Brooklyn as they get rid of Jordan's contract.
Now, where is Jordan headed after his buyout with the Pistons?