The Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade center DeAndre Jordan.
In a multi-player transaction, the Brooklyn Nets will send former All-Star center DeAndre Jordan to the Detroit Pistons.
Brooklyn is sending Jordan, four second-round draft picks, and about $5.8 million to the Pistons in exchange for big man Jahlil Okafor and forward Sekou Doumbouya, league sources informed ESPN, The Athletic, and the Detroit Free Press on Friday.
Jordan agreed to a buyout with the Pistons shortly after the deal, allowing him to become a free agency. The veteran center is likely to sign a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers after clearing waivers, according to The Athletic.
Jordan, who was an All-Star pick in 2017, averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Nets in 57 regular-season games last season. The former Los Angeles Clippers player was among Brooklyn’s 2019 free-agent class, which includes Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Jordan, on the other hand, saw his position with the Nets decline after Blake Griffin was acquired.
In 27 games last season, the 25-year-old Okafor averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. After undergoing left knee surgery, he lost more than two months of the 2020-21 season.
Last season, Doumbouya, 20, averaged 5.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 56 games with the Pistons.
Also on Friday, seven-time winner After being authorized to return to the floor, All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge terminated his brief retirement. He took a break from basketball five months ago owing to concerns about his heart.
Aldridge, who has been cleared by numerous doctors, will return to the Nets on a one-year, $2.6 million deal, according to his agent.
“I retired in April based on what I thought was the best precautionary decision for my personal health at the time,” Aldridge said in a statement. “However, further testing and evaluation by several top physicians has convinced the doctors, myself, and the Nets that I’m fully cleared and able to return to the rigors of the NBA,” he added.
“I had a great time with Brooklyn and am looking forward to returning to help them win a championship.”
After agreeing to a contract buyout with the San Antonio Spurs, Aldridge, 36, only appeared in five games for the Nets last season. In those five outings, he averaged 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds.
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