DeAndre Jordan has had a difficult two-year stretch with the Brooklyn Nets, but his tenure with the team may soon be coming to an end.
According to a report from The Atheltic’s Alex Schiffer, Jordan may be off the Nets as soon as the start of training camp next month.
“From what I’ve been hearing, I would be surprised if Jordan is a Net by the time the team heads to San Diego for training camp,” Schiffer reports. “He’s already been shopped throughout the draft and offseason and you can start to read the writing on the wall.”
Schiffer goes on to say that the logistics of a Jordan buy-out could be difficult, and the possibility of waiving or trading him is still very much on the table.
Jordan has two years left on his contract with the Nets for a total of nearly $20 million, making a buy-out difficult if Jordan won’t give money up to be bought out.
There’s also the question of how much Jordan wants to leave the team at all. The Nets are considered one of the early favorites for the 2022 NBA Finals and he is also reportedly close with teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. If Jordan wants to remain in Brooklyn, buying out his contract would prove to be even more difficult.
Jordan played in 57 games last year, averaging 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last season, but in the playoffs, Jordan didn’t even see the court for one minute in either of the Nets’ two playoff series.
For now though, Jordan’s future might be up in the air.