Situation Warriors should monitor: Deandre Jordan in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Lakers should make the playoffs. They currently sit in 9th place in the Western Conference, but they should find a way to get in.
The problem that will then arise is if they can win. Right now, it doesn’t seem like they can. However, they’ll also likely be active in the buyout market, and if bigger-name players in position the Warriors don’t need come available, Deandre Jordan could be quickly available.
If a player like Gary Harris is bought out and chooses Los Angeles, Jordan could be on the cutting block. Jordan has played in just 31 games this season for the Lakers, averaging 4.2 points per game on 67% shooting.
He stands 6-foot-11, so the Warriors would get the size they need with Jordan.
Considering he’s only playing 12.9 minutes per game as well, Jordan would be used to a limited role. On a veteran’s minimum contract, if Jordan is bought out, a trip up the coast could be advantageous for both parties.