It’s been a busy few weeks for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Now the 76ers are getting yet another big name in the league, just in time for the playoffs.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 4, 2022
The 76ers officially welcomed center DeAndre Jordan to the team on Thursday.
Jordan was previously playing for the Los Angeles Lakers but was waived by that team last week when they wanted to sign veteran guard DJ Augustin.
Is Jordan the missing piece this team needs to make the Finals?
Doc & DJ Together Again
Jordan will be excited to play under Philly’s head coach Doc Rivers because the two have an extensive and successful history together.
Rivers was Jordan’s coach when he played for the Los Angeles Clippers and the relationship between the two was strong and beneficial for both sides.
Rivers knows Jordan better than most, which may result in the player getting more minutes on the floor.
While playing for LA this year, Jordan was only seeing 12.8 minutes of action a game, while averaging just 4.1 points and 5.4 rebounds.
Although Jordan is 33 years old, he still has gas left in the tank and could make an impact on the floor.
He might not be a starting center anymore but he can make some noise coming off the bench, especially for a team that believes in him.
Based on his past with Rivers, there is a good chance that Philly is the team that he’s been waiting for.