How much will the Brooklyn Nets save by trading DeAndre Jordan rather than buying the veteran center out of the remaining two years and $20 million left on his contract ahead of the Sept. 11 deadline to waive players and stretch their salaries over multiple seasons?
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday that the Nets will instead send Jordan to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for two lower-salary reserves, Sekou Doumbouya and Jahlil Okafor. As incentive for taking on Jordan's salary and looking to negotiate a buyout of their own, the Pistons will get four second-round picks -- two of them from Brooklyn and two previously acquired from other teams.
Let's take a look at what this means for a potentially historic Nets luxury-tax bill this season as well as what Detroit is foregoing by adding multiple years of Jordan's salary to add draft picks to the coffers.
Nets get: Sekou Doumbouya, Jahlil Okafor
Pistons get: DeAndre Jordan, 2022 Brooklyn second-round pick, 2024 Washington second-round pick, 2025 Golden State second-round pick, 2027 Brooklyn second-round pick