Report: DeAndre Jordan to Lakers heating up with latest update

Peter Dewey
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The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly are a “serious contender” to sign veteran center DeAndre Jordan once he reaches a buyout with the Detroit Pistons.

Jordan was dealt to the Pistons by the Brooklyn Nets for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya. The Pistons also received four second-round picks in the deal.

Jordan would provide the Lakers with some depth at center behind Dwight Howard and Marc Gasol.

Los Angeles has signed several veterans this offseason to revamp its roster, and Jordan certainly fits that mold.

Last season with Brooklyn, Jordan averaged 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while shooting 76.3 percent from the field.

However, Jordan fell out of the Nets’ rotation in the playoffs. He could revive his career with the Lakers as they try to rebound from last year’s first-round exit in the postseason.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.