Nets’ DeAndre Jordan to miss 4th straight game, out vs. Pistons
Jordan is still out after suffering a dislocated middle finger:
Nets announce that Nic Claxton is available to play tonight in Detroit and DeAndre Jordan is out.
— Alex Schiffer (@Alex__Schiffer) January 25, 2020
In his first season with the Nets, Jordan is averaging 8.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He’s shooting 65.6 percent from the field and 67.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Jordan signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Nets this past offseason in free agency. He split time last season with the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks. Jordan has started and come off the bench for the Nets.
The high-flyer was able to get a $40 million deal with Brooklyn after stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving took less money from Brooklyn. Irving and Durant converted a chunk of their salaries into performance-based bonuses to create room for Jordan, although Irving won’t get his share since he won’t play in 60 games this season because of the shoulder injury which kept him sidelined.
When Durant plays next season, the Nets will be one of the favorites to win the championship. As far as this season goes, it appears Brooklyn will be one of the lower seed playoff teams unless they continue to lose and let the Chicago Bulls or Pistons snag that 8th and final playoff spot.