Apr 16, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan (6) loses the ball to Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo (8) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets are trading DeAndre Jordan, along with four second-round picks and $5.78 million to the Detroit Pistons Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons are planning to buy out the two years and $20 million left on Jordan’s contract.

The deal will effectively be a huge salary dump for the Nets, who will save $47 million in salary with the deal. That means Jordan will likely soon be a free agent free to sign with whomever he wants, though the Los Angeles Lakers are considered the frontrunners.

The Nets had signed Jordan to a four-year deal worth $40 million in 2019. He was meant to be a complimentary piece of the puzzle to support Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. At the time, it was reported that both Durant and Irving took less money in order to make sure that the Nets could sign Jordan.

In his two seasons with Brooklyn, the 33-year-old averaged 7.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game, a drop-off from his peak years with the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA fans and media flocked to Twitter to provide their thoughts on the deal and the potential of Jordan to join the Lakers soon.



About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.