After officially clearing waivers on Thursday, former Los Angeles Lakers center DeAndre Jordan will be signing with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The news was first reported by The Athletic / Stadium’s Shams Charania.
Philadelphia terminated their 10-day contract with center Willie Cauley-Stein to make room for Jordan.
Jordan spent 32 games with the Lake Show this season, a far cry from his All-Star campaign with the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 4.1 points, 5.4 rebounds on 12.1 minutes a contest.
Similar to Russell Westbrook, DJ’s addition to the Lakers brought name recognition to the lineup but never fit Frank Vogel’s system.
Jordan ceded time at the 5 to Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza and LeBron James when the team went with a small-ball lineup.
DeAndre Jordan has cleared waivers and will sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The 76ers will terminate Willie Cauley-Stein’s 10-day contract and he will be free to sign elsewhere.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 3, 2022
DeAndre’s final appearance for the Lakers came against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Jordan produced two points, three rebounds, and one of the worst plays seen in an already tumultuous year for the Lakers.
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— Half Court Hoops (@HalfCourtHoops) February 28, 2022
After signing former Brooklyn Nets point guard James Harden, the Sixers have been viewed as a team on the fast track to Eastern Conference supremacy.
Riding a tandem of Joel Embiid and Harden, Philadelphia is still keen on bolstering its lineup for a potential deep run in the postseason.
The Sixers are currently third in the East (38-23) and looking to extend their win streak to five against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.