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Report: Lakers to explore adding DeAndre Jordan, play him alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis

LeBron James, DeAndre Jordan, Anthony Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers could be in play to add center DeAndre Jordan this summer, looking to potentially pair him with an already robust frontcourt of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst.

While the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks have thought about signing Jordan as a packaged deal that would include longtime friend Kevin Durant signing on the dotted line, the Lakers are looking to fill the center role with a capable rolling big man:

But Jordan, who played nine seasons with the L.A. Clippers, has an interest in playing in Los Angeles again, sources said. He would potentially be a fit for the Lakers, who are expected to try to find a way to sign Jordan and play him alongside Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

Jordan could make his return to his longtime home of La La Land, but do so in a different jersey, after spending his first 10 seasons with the Clippers.

The 6-foot-11 big man played for the Dallas Mavericks to start the 2018-19 season after owner Mark Cuban agreed to match the last year of his salary after he chose to opt out last season, yet the Mavs quickly pivoted to trade him in the Kristaps Porzingis deal.

Jordan has taken a major step back when it comes to his defense, but he is still an elite rebounder and a capable screen-setter with lob-catching abilities.

The 30-year-old has also made incredible strides at the foul line, going from a ghastly 38.5% during his rookie season to a vastly improved 70.5% clip this past season, which is a testament to his work ethic.