“Congrats DeAndre Jordan on getting out of the Lakers”: Former LeBron James teammate hops on to wish LA big man as Woj speculates interest from the Sixers

Akash Murty
|Published 01/03/2022

Lakers have waived center DeAndre Jordan and Richard Jefferson is happy for the lad for getting out amidst interest from Sixers.

In the off-season, the Los Angeles Lakers flipped their whole squad, consisting of players mostly in their mid or late twenties, and got a bunch of players who are at least in their mid-thirties if not older.

While those youngsters have gone on to make each of their teams much better, the Lakers’ old guns who were all already in the downward trajectories of their careers haven’t been much of a surprise and have continued with their receding careers.

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Russell Westbrook being at the top of that pack has received much criticism for all that has gone wrong in the Lakers having a 27-33 record with just 22 games remaining in the season. But none among Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington, Avery Bradley, and DeAndre Jordan have done much either.

And now again failing in the mid-season trade market means there will be casualties in the form of waivers. And Richard Jefferson for one is happy for whoever gets out of the situation in LA.

DeAndre Jordan is getting off the Lakers, Richard Jefferson congratulates him

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, DeAndre Jordan might find himself with a major title contender once again. And former NBA champion and ESPN analyst Richard Jefferson is the first one to congratulate the former Clippers big man for getting out of the Lakers.

Only this time Jordan will have a much better chance of having a shot at the title than he had with the Lakers if at all this Sixers move materializes.

As his former teammate from Brooklyn, James Harden, having recently joined Philly, has suddenly made them a top contender in the East.

One of Harden’s greatest assets is his passing ability and having only Joel Embiid to finish all his lobs at the rim or play pick and roll, Sixers look for another big as Doc Rivers has not put much confidence in Willie Cauley-Stein, allowing him just 9 minutes a game.

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How much joining forces with their former big would help Rivers and Harden is a question to wonder. The Lakers center has seen just featured in only about half of the games (32) this season, with the averages of 4.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 12 minutes of action per game.

 

 


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Akash Murty

Akash Murty

An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by degree, Akash Murty is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. Previously a Software Engineer, Murty couldn’t keep himself away from sports, and his knack for writing and putting his opinion forward brought him to the TSR. A big Soccer enthusiast, his interest in basketball developed late, as he got access to a hoop for the first time at 17. Following this, he started watching basketball at the 2012 Olympics, which transitioned to NBA, and he became a fan of the game as he watched LeBron James dominate the league. Him being an avid learner of the game and ritually following the league for around a decade, he now writes articles ranging from throwbacks, and live game reports, to gossip. LA Lakers are his favourite basketball team, while Chelsea has his heart in football. He also likes travelling, reading fiction, and sometimes cooking.

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