DeAndre Jordan could sign for the Angels Lakers, as reported by ESPN journalist Adrian Wojnarowski. The American center was traded on September 3 from the Nets to the Detroit Pistons, who also received four second-round picks and $ 5.78 million and offered Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya in exchange. Jordan, according to ESPN, will be cut by the Detroit Pistons and signed by the Lakers as a free agent to a one-year, $ 2.6 million contract..
Upon formal completion of a buyout with the Detroit Pistons, center DeAndre Jordan intends to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell ESPN. Jordan would have to first clear waivers to become a free agent.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 3, 2021
If your incorporation into the Californian franchise is completed, The Lakers will have three pure centers in their ranks, such as Jordan himself, Dwight Howard and Marc Gasol. Dwight Howard signed for the minimum with the gold and purple during the first day of free agency and returned to the team with which he was champion in 2020.
At 36 years old, Gasol will face a new season in the NBA full of competition in his position and seeing how his minutes on the court were significantly reduced last season. Marc Stein, an American journalist specializing in NBA, reported a few weeks ago about a possible departure of Marc Gasol since seems not to have the confidence of the Los Angeles sports management.
Stein explained that, according to his sources, the continuity of the Spanish pivot is not guaranteed even if he does want to continue. “I heard that it is not totally closed that Marc Gasol returns with the LakersEven after he said, following Spain’s quarter-final loss to the United States at the Olympics, that he intends to play the final year of the two-year contract he signed with the franchise. It is still unclear if that means Gasol can be released to play for another NBA team or if he would eventually choose to end his career in his home country like his brother Pau.“.
– Silver Screen and Roll (@LakersSBN) August 20, 2021