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Brooklyn Nets trading DeAndre Jordan to Detroit Pistons in salary dump for package including Jahlil Okafor

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The Nets are dealing Jordan, cash and four second-round picks to the Detroit Pistons in a salary dump that will send a package including Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn, ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Per the report, the Pistons and Jordan are expected to negotiate a buyout, leaving the veteran center as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers as likely suitors.

The Nets signed Jordan to a four-year $40 million deal in 2019 as they rebuilt around Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Durant and Jordan are friends, and he and Irving reportedly took discounts to allow the Nets salary cap room to sign Jordan.

Jordan averaged 7.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and one block in 21.9 minutes per game in his two seasons in Brooklyn.

Nets trading Jordan, four second-round picks to Pistons for Okafor, Doumbouya

The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly trading centre DeAndre Jordan, four future second-round picks and $5.78 million to the Detroit Pistons for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The picks sent to Detroit include: The Nets’ own 2022 and 2027 second-round picks, a 2024 second-round pick Brooklyn previously acquired from Washington and a 2025 second-rounder that had been acquired from Golden State.

For the Nets, the picks are the cost of trimming $47 million from their spending in both salary and taxes next season.

Jordan, likely, will not be a member of the Pistons for long. Detroit, according to Wojnarowski, plans to work through a buyout on the two-year, $20 million deal he is owed. Should he be bought out, he would become a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers would be a serious contender to sign him if he hits the open market, Wojnarowski added.
The 33-year-old appeared in 57 games last season, his second with the Nets. He averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while shooting 76.3 per cent from the floor.

It is unclear at this time if the Nets believe Okafor or Doumbouya could be fringe role players in their rotation.

Okafor, 25, appeared in just 27 games with the Pistons last season, averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Doumbouya, a former first-round pick, 15th overall, by the Pistons in 2019 played in 56 games last year. The 20-year-old averaged 5.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game

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Nets agree to trade DeAndre Jordan to Pistons with picks and cash: report

The Nets and DeAndre Jordan are moving on from each other. The center is being traded to the Pistons, along with a raft of picks and cash, according to an ESPN report.

Jordan, who barely played for the Nets last year, was clogging up the team’s books after he was relegated to the end of the bench. Detroit was able to tax the Nets four second-round picks and just under $6 million in cash for taking Jordan off their hands, according to the report.

Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya are coming to Brooklyn in the deal.

Okafor is an NBA veteran who appeared in 27 games last year, while Doumbouya has played in 30 games over the last two years.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit.

The Pistons compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division and play their home games at Little Caesars Arena, located in Midtown. The team was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons in 1941, a member of the National Basketball League (NBL), where it won two NBL championships: in 1944 and 1945.

The Pistons later joined the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1948. The NBL and BAA merged to become the NBA in 1949, and the Pistons became part of the merged league.

In 1957, the franchise moved to Detroit. The Pistons have won three NBA championships: in 1989, 1990 and 2004.

DeAndre Jordan

Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

(born July 21, 1988)

He played one season of college basketball for Texas A&M University before being selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the 2008 NBA draft with the 35th overall pick.

Jordan is a three-time All-NBA and two-time NBA All-Defensive Team member, and has twice led the league in rebounding. In 2017, he was named an NBA All-Star for the first time.

As of July 2021, Jordan holds the NBA record for best career field goal percentage at 67.39%.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Barclays Center.

They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City; the other is the New York Knicks. The club was established in 1967 as a charter franchise of the NBA’s rival league, the American Basketball Association (ABA).

They played in New Jersey as the New Jersey Americans during their first season, before relocating to Long Island, New York, in 1968 and changing their name to the New York Nets. During this time, the Nets won two ABA championships (in 1974 and 1976).

In 1976, the ABA merged with the NBA, and the Nets were absorbed into the NBA along with three other ABA teams (the San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Denver Nuggets), all of whom remain in the league to this day.

Who won Pistons vs Nets?

— James Harden scored 44 points and Blake Griffin added 17 in his return to Detroit, lifting the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 victory over the Pistons on Friday night.

Who won the Pistons game?

Nets 113, Pistons 111: James Harden Returns With 44 Points in Brooklyn Win. James Harden returned with a flourish, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Are the Pistons the worst team in the NBA?

As in, they are projected to be the worst team in the NBA. Based on the site’s RAPTOR ratings and its ELO ratings, the Detroit Pistons are expected to finish with the worst record and worst point differential in the NBA. 

The Pistons are slated to win just 18 games and have a -7.9 points per 100 possession rating.

Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Obika Okafor is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

(pronounced /ˈdʒɑː liːl/;[1] born December 15, 1995)

He played his freshman season of college for the 2014–15 Duke national championship team. He was selected with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He has previously played in the NBA for the 76ers, Detroit Pistons, and the New Orleans Pelicans.