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VIDEO: Nets’ DeAndre Jordan fools Timberwolves with glass assist

DeAndre Jordan, Nets

Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan is known for his high-flying dunking exploits during his tenure with the Los Angeles Clippers, but on Monday night, he produced an amusing passing highlight for his new team.

Jordan inexplicably bounced the ball off the backboard from beyond the 3-point line back to himself before dishing it to another teammate for a wide-open triple:

This is perhaps one of the strangest highlights of the 2019-20 season for the Nets and the NBA so far, as this just seems completely foreign to the game of basketball as we know it.

For one thing, what was the Timberwolves’ defense doing here? It’s understandable that they thought it was a lob, but it became fairly apparent that it was not when the ball bounced all the way back to Jordan – quite slowly too.

While this is a fairly surprising highlight, perhaps plays like this are the reason why Kevin Durant and Kryie Irving lobbied for the Nets to sign DeAndre Jordan this offseason. Entering Monday’s game, DJ is averaging 8.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 64.3 percent from the field and 67.2 percent from the free-throw line.

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