The newest reports state the Brooklyn Nets may have interest in signing Kevin Durant’s friend DeAndre Jordan. How could he help Brooklyn improve?
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The 11-year veteran is a free agent after splitting time between Dallas and New York last season and it is believed that his off-court friendship with Kevin Durant may be a critical factor in the team’s potential pursuit.
In observing the NBA marketplace, the Nets would seemingly be a long shot to land Jordan. Only 13 players in the NBA averaged double-digit rebounds and they all were paid at least $12 million or were on a rookie deal.
This is more than double what the Nets could offer Jordan with the room exception (around $4.76 million).
But maybe Jordan feels comfortable enough with more than $100 million in career earnings and is looking for a special situation. Maybe the draw of playing with his close friend and potentially competing for a title upon his return, all while staying in New York City is an enticing option.
Putting aside the innumerable “what ifs” and hypothetical scenarios of free agency, were Jordan to sign in Brooklyn he would be much more than Kevin Durant bait. Here is how Jordan could bolster a thin frontcourt.