Report: DeAndre Jordan Could Sign With Lakers Or Clippers In 2019 Free Agency

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With the 2018-19 NBA trade deadline approaching and NBA All-Star Weekend just around the corner, the league is settling into one of their busiest times.

For the Los Angeles Lakers, the next few days will be crucial as they look to upgrade their roster and jump back into the Western Conference playoff race.

The Lakers have been a constant in the media as they continue to negotiate with the New Orleans Pelicans to trade for Anthony Davis. The rest of the league has been monitoring the situation as a potential deal could shift the very landscape of the NBA.

However, there seems to be a possibility that DeAndre Jordan could be looking to join Los Angeles in free agency, according to Dan Woike of Los Angeles Times:

Jordan would like to return to Los Angeles, and he’s still close with coach Doc Rivers. Some NBA scouts believe a pairing with the Lakers, perhaps next summer, makes sense for Jordan, too.

Jordan, who spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Clippers, was recently traded to the New York Knicks in a blockbuster deal involving Kristaps Porzingis. The 30-year-old is a free agent and should have several suitors given his rebounding and defensive ability.

Although Jordan is currently a Knick, he is a popular buyout candidate given the Knicks may be looking to tank and increase their odds of landing the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. If Jordan is indeed bought out, the Lakers could simply sign him once he clears waivers.

Adding Jordan midseason would be a nice boost for the Lakers, but it remains to be seen if this will happen. For now, all the attention will be focused on Davis.

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