Veteran center DeAndre Jordan had been used sparingly by the Los Angeles Lakers this season, so it was not a surprise when the team decided to waive him on Monday to make room to sign veteran point guard D.J Augustin.

The former three-time All-NBA center had been averaging the lowest amount of points and minutes of his career when with the Lakers, but it appears that one team has their eye on bringing in Jordan as a free agent.

Reports came out Thursday that Jordan is expected to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers should he clear waivers before the 5 p.m. deadline.

While one would think that he could slide right into the role that Andre Drummond had with the team as their backup big man before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, many 76ers fans are not happy with these reports.

Jordan was just a horrible fit on a Lakers team that clearly has a ton of issues this season. The truth is that, for the Sixers, Jordan can be a backup big to give star center Joel Embiid a rest in games. That’s an essential need for the team, considering Embiid’s past injury history.

It remains to be seen if Jordan is that guy, but bringing him in can’t do any harm for the team going forward. It’s also possible that he could revert to being the productive player that he was in the past.

Jordan was also notably on the Nets roster last season, a team that will likely be one of Philadelphia’s biggest concerns this postseason. At the very least, maybe Jordan can bring in some insight into how the Nets play that can be valuable for the 76ers in a potential playoff series.

[Adrian Wojnarowski]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.