Nets Sign DeAndre Jordan

JULY 6, 10:51pm: The signing is official, tweets Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News.

JUNE 30, 8:57pm: In an unexpected turn of events, Wojnarowski reports (via Twitter) that Jordan will sign a four-year, $40MM deal with the Nets. It’ll be fully guaranteed, with no options, tweets Michael Scotto of The Athletic.

Brooklyn doesn’t have the cap room necessary to complete such a deal while also signing Durant and Irving to max deals, but according to Woj and Ramona Shelburne (via Twitter), KD and Kyrie have agreed to accept less than their respective maxes in order to accommodate Jordan’s deal.

As Bobby Marks of ESPN.com notes (via Twitter), the Nets could potentially include unlikely incentives in Durant’s and KD’s contracts to help create extra cap room while still giving them a shot to earn up to their maxes.

JUNE 30, 4:05pm: In addition to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Nets have also agreed to a deal with free agent center DeAndre Jordan, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

While Jordan is hardly the biggest free agent to commit to Brooklyn today, he’s a coup for a club that didn’t have much cap flexibility after agreeing to sign Durant and Irving.

The Nets also reportedly agreed to terms with Garrett Temple on a deal that looks like it’s worth the room exception. As such, Jordan could end up being a minimum-salary signing, unless Brooklyn is able to create additional cap room by trading or waiving another player.

Jordan, who will turn 30 in July, averaged 11.0 PPG, 13.1 RPG, and 1.1 BPG in 69 total games for the Mavericks and Knicks in 2018/19. He was sent from Dallas to New York in the deadline deal that saw Kristaps Porzingis land with the Mavs.

Rather than buying out Jordan, the Knicks hung onto him, thinking that his presence might help lure his good friend Durant to New York. While the thinking was right, it’s New York’s other team that will deliver on that idea, as the duo is set to join the Nets.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images. Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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40 thoughts on “Nets Sign DeAndre Jordan

      • KnicksFanCavsFan

        Because he signed a couple of players who wanted to come to Brooklyn together? I would say the title of best GM still resides in Toronto. And that’s not a knock on Marks at all.

        • king beas

          Marks took over the worst team in the league that didn’t control any of their picks. The Celtics young talent would be wearing nets jerseys if the old gm hadn’t traded all their picks away in the Garnett deal. For the nets to not be the worst team in the league it’s a marks miracle

          • KnicksFanCavsFan

            That’s fine. It doesn’t make him the best GM and certainly not better than Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri. And me saying he isn’t the best yet shouldn’t be seen as an insult.

            • king beas

              How does that not make him the best gm. Raptors gm got bailed out by kawhi. He was going to run it back again with the same group and have the same result

          • stug14

            Sean marks happens to have 2 things going for him: Great market and that the Nets aren’t the Knicks. Two-media averse guys with bad leg injuries? Yea, good luck with that.

            • KnicksFanCavsFan

              I did wonder how Kyrie and KD would be able to handle the NY press. They don’t seem to have the tact and disposition to handle criticizm, warranted or otherwise. It’s a bit of a shame tho that today’s media will turn a relative non-issue into something major. Ex. Durant should not have had to field questions regarding his free agency or questions about whether the GSW were better without him. However, clapping back to the media made it worse. Learn a simple no c0mment and keep it moving. Not going to happen but they should maybe talk to Derek Jeter and Sabathia (since he’s a Roc Nation client) about how best to handle the media and how to respond to stupid questions you don’t or shouldn’t have to answer.

      • KnicksFanCavsFan

        I don’t know if I would say he’s better. But I don’t see them committing so much money to a guy to sit him on the bench.

    • D$!LLKU$H-og

      Allen will start and play about 28 min. DJ will play 20. He’ll have the Ed Davis role but DJ’s a much better player.

      1st Team

      PG- Kyrie
      SG- Joe Harris
      SF- Levert
      PF- KD
      C – Allen

      2nd Team

      PG- Dinwiddie
      SG- Temple
      SF- Prince
      PF- Kurucs
      C – Jordan

        • KD will not play this year. Next offseason, Harris will be a UFA and both LeVert and Price will be RFA’s. This team’s depth could be completely different once KD can actually play. Not to mention, it is going to take KD up to another season just to be back to normal.

    • You definitely don’t pay Jordan a fully guaranteed multi-year deal to sit on the bench. He’s starting. Allen has his whole future ahead of him.

  1. goldenmisfit

    Looks like over the next few years the New York nicks will be thered headed step child of the Brooklyn Nets not the other way around.

  2. stretch123

    DeAndre is a good player but they should’ve gotten another wing player instead with the money.

    • D$!LLKU$H-og

      They added Garrett Temple and traded for Taurean Prince. Plus guys will start joining KD, Kyrie and DJ on vet mins. I could see Carroll resigning for the min

  3. jonnyzuck

    I wonder if Allen will be dealt for a PF or if they’ll just have him and Jordan split the minutes

    • x%sure

      They say they are looking for one-year deals. Players right now are lokking for more, so Mills/Perry will have to wait. Just be careful walking around MSG, as you could get bonked by plans flying out of windows.

      • washington_bonercats

        The good ol Knickerbockers have become they’re own worst enemy again. Out of all the free agent talent this year, they’re going to land a banged up and old Boogie Cousins. If they flop on that they’ll move on Horford. Thats about it. Sad day for knick fans

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