According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets are trading Jordan – along with $5.7 million in cash and four second-round NBA Draft picks – to the Detroit Pistons. Coming back to Brooklyn are center Jahlil Okafor and forward Sekou Doumbouya.
The move essentially amounts to a massive salary dump for the Nets. Woj noted that the Nets will save $47 million and tax thanks to this deal.
As for the Pistons’ compensation, they will receive the Nets’ second round picks in 2022 and 2027. They also traded a 2024 second-round pick from the Washington Wizards, and a 2025 second-round pick from the Golden State Warriors.
Nets send Pistons their own 2022 and 2027 second-round picks, a 2024 second-rounder via Wizards and a 2025 second via Warriors, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 3, 2021
DeAndre Jordan played 113 games over two seasons for the Nets. He led the team with 10 rebounds per game in 2020 and averaged just under eight points a game with the team.
Jahlil Okafor was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and played his first 2.5 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers. Okafor had a brief stint with the Nets in the 2017-18 season, playing in 26 games for them. He’s spent the last three seasons split between the New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons
Doumbouya has played in 94 games, starting 30, while averaging 17.3 minutes per game. He’s averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds over his career.
Jordan’s stay in Detroit won’t last long, according to reports. His contract will be bought out, at which point he’ll become a free agent.