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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 05: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) LaMarcus Aldridge #21 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the New York Knicks at Barclays Center on April 05, 2021 in New York City. The Nets defeated the Knicks 114-112. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

DeAndre Jordan‘s time as a Brooklyn Net is done. 

Lamarcus Aldridge’s is starting over.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets are dealing Jordan, cash and four second-round picks to the Detroit Pistons in a salary dump that will send a package including Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn.

They’re apparently using their newfound financial flexibility to bring Aldridge back on a one-year, $2.6 million deal, per Wojnarowski. Aldridge played five games with the Nets last season before retiring with a heart condition. The seven-time All-Star forward was recently medically cleared to return to basketball and will do so with Brooklyn.

Per the report, the Pistons and Jordan are expected to negotiate a buyout, leaving the veteran center as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers as likely suitors. 

The Nets signed Jordan to a four-year $40 million deal in 2019 as they rebuilt around Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Durant is a friend of Jordan’s. He and Irving reportedly took discounts to allow the Nets salary cap room to pay Jordan $10 million annually.

Jordan, 33, averaged 7.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and one block in 21.9 minutes per game in his two seasons in Brooklyn. 

Source: Yahoo Sports

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