After two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, DeAndre Jordan could leave the franchise this offseason. The big man was thought to be the third-string of the team when they landed Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the summer of 2019.
Jordan was expected to recover the level he showed during his time with the Los Angeles Clippers, which he did to some extent. However, the Nets are trying to move on from him, as recent reports suggest he's on his way out of the team.
Whether via trade, buyout, or waive, DeAndre won't be part of the Nets team that will start training camp next September 28.
From what I’ve been hearing, I would be surprised if Jordan is a Net by the time the team heads to San Diego for training camp. He’s already been shopped throughout the draft and offseason and you can start to read the writing on the wall. Now, assuming he’s gone, I’m curious about the exit route. Is it a trade, when there has already been a lack of a market for him and the Nets lack draft capital and young talent to part with for a significant return? Buyout? Waived? Regardless, I do not expect him back.
Following a disappointing 2021/22 NBA season, the Nets are now getting ready to turn things around. If James Harden and Kyrie Irving can stay healthy for the entire campaign, this team will have a big chance to win it all.
However, it looks like DeAndre won't be part of a potential championship. He was one of the first members to join this superteam, but things change really fast in the NBA. It's unclear how big his market is, but he can be an excellent addition to any contender around the association.