3. Sacramento Kings
While it may lack the headlines of Los Angeles and San Francisco, a return to California nonetheless would certainly be a welcome one for the 11-year veteran. With a new head coach on board in Luke Walton, and a team fresh off improving from 27 to 39 in the win column, the Sacramento Kings present as an intriguing prospect.
Led by the young trio of De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield and Marvin Bagley III, the Kings already have the foundations in place to build upon. With significant cap space available this summer, they are certain to be in the conversation when it comes to adding key pieces moving forward.
Recently, their flexibility was somewhat increased with incumbent center Willie Cauley-Stein expressing his intent to leave the Kings after four seasons, and therefore becoming an unrestricted free agent. With Cauley-Stein departing, Jordan presents as a logical replacement, at least in the short-term.
While he doesn’t fit in perfectly with the timeline of Fox (21), Hield (26) and Bagley (20), Jordan’s ability to make a difference at both ends of the floor, combined with his substantial playoff experience would serve the young Kings squad in a noticeable way.
So while the Kings may not be able to sell themselves as immediate contenders, their sizable cap space, and the overall potential of the franchise would present quality selling points should they pursue Jordan.