Skip to main content

DeAndre Jordan Is Happy To Be A Laker: "I'm Extremely Excited..."

Nets GM Sean Marks On The Future Of DeAndre Jordan- "I Think With All Of Our Guys There’s Always Discussions."

It wasn't that long ago that DeAndre Jordan was considered one of the best big men in the game.

During the height of his career with the Clippers, he was an NBA All-Star who averaged 12.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game on 71% shooting.

And while DeAndre isn't nearly the same player he was with the Clips, he remains an impactful role player in the league today.

Now on the Lakers, Jordan recently commented on the newest chapter of his career, expressing optimism about the future.

“I’m extremely excited … I think that my role for any team I’m on pretty much stays the same. I’m coming in to defend the basketball, try to change shots and alter shots at the rim, rebound the basketball, get my teammates open as best as possible, keep possessions alive for us, be a great force on both ends of the basketball floor, and be a great locker room guy. That’s pretty much been my niche and my thing that I bring to every team that I’m on. I’m excited to get here and get to work with these guys.

Being able to have multiple lob threats now again with this team is gonna be great, especially with the play-makers that we have and the unselfish guys that we have on this team, it’s gonna be great. … To be able to space the floor a little bit with guys playing in the dunker and having multiple playmakers and shooters spaced. I think at times we’re gonna play big, I think at times we’re going to play small. Obviously, whatever the game is needing at that moment in time — we’re going to be able to adjust to that because we’re so versatile.”

With Jordan, the Purple and Gold have a solid rim protector in the frontcourt and a guy who is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team win.

It remains to be seen what Jordan has left in the tank at this stage of his career, but it's clear that both sides are feeling good about what is to come.

We'll see soon enough where L.A. lands by the time this upcoming season is all said and done.