Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Star guard recruiting DeAndre Jordan to join him, Kevin Durant on Nets

first_imgBrooklyn’s top competition for Jordan could be the Lakers, who reportedly want to take advantage of his desire to return to Los Angeles where he played 10 seasons in a Clippers uniform.Jordan, who turns 31 next month, has been a consistent contributor in the NBA over the last six seasons averaging no fewer than 10.4 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. His dominance around the rim helped him lead the league in field goal percentage in every season from 2012-13 until 2016-17.Between New York and Dallas last season, Jordan played in 69 games (all starts) and averaged 11.0 points per game on 64.1 percent shooting with 13.1 rebounds. Lonzo Ball reacts to being traded from Lakers to Pelicans Kevin Durant free agency rumors: Star has met twice with Kyrie Irving about signing with same team However, as Bucher noted, Jordan is a “confidant” of Durant, and a big three of Durant, Irving and Jordan could be potent in the Eastern Conference once Durant recovers from a torn Achilles suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors. Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: LA billboard woos ‘King of SoCal’ for Clippers “Irving, meanwhile, also recently purchased a new home in South Orange, New Jersey, but league sources say he is pressing Durant to join him with the Nets and is trying to recruit Jordan as well,” Bucher wrote Monday.Brooklyn has room to sign two max players this offseason — which in this scenario would be Irving and Durant. If that dream summer comes to fruition for Brooklyn, Jordan likely won’t be able to make close to the $22.9 million he netted in 2018-19 between the Knicks and Mavericks. Related News Kyrie Irving seems bound for Brooklyn in free agency, but he doesn’t want to make the trip alone.According to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, Irving isn’t only trying to lure superstar Kevin Durant to the Nets, he’s also recruiting big man DeAndre Jordan.last_img

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