The Nets signed Paul Millsap earlier this week, and are reportedly still wheeling and dealing as they prepare to make another push for an NBA title.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooklyn is trading center DeAndre Jordan, along with four second-round picks, to the Pistons for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya.
Per Wojnaroski, the Nets are also sending $5.87 million, but will save roughly $47 million in salary and ta on the trade. Detroit is expected to buy out Jordan, who is still owed $20 million over the next two seasons.
Okafor was the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft but never materialized with the 76ers. He was traded to the Nets back in 2017, and appeared in 26 games, averaging 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Last year, he averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 27 games, averaging 12.9 minutes per contest.
Doumbouya, the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft, has averaged 5.6 points 2.8 rebounds per game over his first two NBA seasons. The 6-foot-8 forward appeared in 56 games last season and made 11 starts.
Jordan was part of the Nets’ big three to sign in the summer of 2019, along with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but averaged just 7.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in his two seasons with Brooklyn.
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