RUMOR: DeAndre Jordan’s future with Kevin Durant, Nets dealt with harsh reality
It looks like the Brooklyn Nets have been quite active in the offseason with the team currently being linked to a number of trade deals. As it turns out, 33-year-old big man DeAndre Jordan could be on his way out of Brooklyn with trade rumors now emerging surrounding the former All-Star.
It was earlier reported that the Nets have been looking to trade Landry Shamet, with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks being mentioned as potential destinations for the 24-year-old shooting guard. Jordan might now be joining Shamet on the trade block as well — if he hasn’t already. This new report comes via Ian Begley of SNY:
In addition to Shamet, teams have also had conversations with Brooklyn about trades involving DeAndre Jordan, sources confirm.
One of those discussions was around a three-team trade, sources said, but it’s unclear if there had been any traction in those talks.
Jordan joined the Nets in the summer of 2019, signing as a free agent after a one-year stint with the New York Knicks. This was during Brooklyn’s summer heist when they brought on both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to town. Jordan is good friends with both Durant and Irving, and the general belief is that his primary motivation to sign with the Nets was to join his buddies on the team. It is unclear how Brooklyn’s two superstars feel about Jordan’s current stature with the squad.
In two years with the Nets, DeAndre Jordan holds averages of 7.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.0 blocks in 21.9 minutes per contest. Has the former All-Star played his last game for Brooklyn?