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DeAndre Jordan out vs. Blazers with sprained ankle

Nets, DeAndre Jordan

Brooklyn Nets big man DeAndre Jordan will not play in his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night due to a sprained ankle, according to Greg Logan of Newsday.

Jordan suffered the injury during the Nets’ win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

In seven games and three starts this season, Jordan is averaging 6.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over 21.1 minutes per game while shooting 56.3 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Jordan signed a four-year deal with Brooklyn over the summer, joining his good friends Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in what ended up being a coup of an offseason for the Nets.

The 31-year-old split the 2018-19 campaign between the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks, appearing in 69 contests overall and registering 11 points, 13.1 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks across 29.7 minutes a night while making 64.1 percent of his field-goal attempts and a career-high 70.5 percent of his foul shots, a massive step forward from his career average of 46.6 percent.

Of course, Jordan is most known for his time with the Los Angeles Clippers, as he spent the first 10 years of his career in Los Angeles, making one All-Star team and winning a pair of rebounding titles.

Jordan averaged double-doubles in each of his last five seasons with the Clippers and boasts lifetime averages of 9.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, connecting on 66.9 percent of his shots.

The Nets have gotten off to a 3-4 start this season, most recently defeating the Pelicans by a score of 135-125 this past Monday.