Lakers sign former All-Star DeAndre Jordan

Lakers sign former All-Star DeAndre Jordan

The Los Angeles Lakers officially signed veteran center DeAndre Jordan to their roster, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal have not been released, though The Athletic reported late last week that Jordan is expected to sign a one-year deal worth $2.6 million.

Jordan, 33, was an All-Star in 2017 as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers and has averaged 9.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots in 13 seasons with the Clippers (2008-18), Dallas Mavericks (2018-19), New York Knicks (2019) and Brooklyn Nets (2019-21).

In 2020-21 as a member of the Nets, he averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

He joins a Lakers team that features LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard.

The signing was precipitated by a trade between the Nets and Detroit Pistons Sept. 4, which paved the way for Jordan’s release and eventual signing in L.A.

That deal involved the Nets trading Jordan to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for center Jahlil Okafor and forward Sekou Doumbouya. Okafor was released by the Nets earlier Thursday.

The Pistons also received $5.78 million, as well as second-round picks in 2022, 2024, 2025 and 2027.

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