This season, Jordan has been putting up 4.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and .8 blocks a game.
Those don’t come anywhere near his career highs but they also came at a time when he was only playing 12.8 minutes a game for the Lakers.
In other words, Jordan still has gas in the tank and could be a very productive member for the right team.
That right team might be with his old coach Doc Rivers and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Sixers will be in "aggressive pursuit" of DeAndre Jordan after Lakers waive him, per @wojespn
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It is being reported that the Sixers will be in “aggressive pursuit” of Jordan now that he’s been waived by the Lakers.
Will playing for his old coach light a new fire under Jordan’s feet and help the already-impressive Philadelphia 76ers?
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Jordan started his career back in 2008 with the Los Angeles Clippers.
In just a couple of years, he was already creating double-doubles nightly and was known for his impressive rebounding abilities.
He only got better under the guidance of Rivers, who came to the Clippers in hopes of guiding the team to a championship.
Of course, that Finals victory never materialized and, after time, Jordan became a trade chip sought after by other teams.
He eventually left LA for the Dallas Mavericks, then the New York Knicks and finally the Brooklyn Nets.
Jordan last averaged double-digit point totals in the 2018-19 season when he first joined the Nets.
Now in his 14th season, it’s unlikely that Jordan will reach the heights he once did but he might once again become an important part of his squad now that Rivers is in charge of him again.