Report: Jordan to join Lakers after trade to Pistons, buyout
Detroit plans to buy out the remaining two years and $20 million owed to Jordan, according to Wojnarowski, who adds the Nets will save $47 million in salary and taxes following the trade.
Jordan will give back $4 million in the buyout of his contract, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
The Nets signed the one-time All-Star to a four-year, $40-million contract in July 2019. The veteran big man appeared in 113 games for Brooklyn across two seasons, averaging 7.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and one block per contest.
Jordan led the NBA in total rebounds for two straight seasons (2013-14 and 2014-15), and he made the All-NBA first team in 2015-16 after averaging 12.7 points per game and shooting above 70% from the field.