4. Los Angeles Lakers
Assuming this was the case, it certainly wouldn’t be for financial reasons.
With the Los Angeles Lakers having an expected $24-28 million in cap space due to the presence of LeBron James and newly-acquired Anthony Davis, it’s highly likely the Lakers will decide to spread their remaining space on a number of players in order to balance out the roster and provide James with sufficient talent to compete.
Having spent 10 seasons in Los Angeles, Jordan would certainly welcome the move. After reaching the second round of the postseason on three occasions, Jordan would no doubt welcome the chance to potentially travel deep in the playoffs in a suddenly wide open Western Conference race.
On recent episode of the Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective podcast, Windhorst commented on Jordan potentially signing with the Lakers:
"“I know DeAndre Jordan is a guy on the Lakers’ radar that they’re hoping they may able to get for relatively cheap because he wants to be back in L.A.”"
In terms of on-court fit, a starting frontcourt of James, Davis and Jordan would rank among the most athletic in the league. A two-time member of the NBA All-Defensive First Team, Jordan, along with Davis, would make a formidable defensive duo, with the ability to have at least one of them on the floor being a luxury for newly appointed head coach Frank Vogel.