2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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DeAndre Jordan: 4 years, $40 million (Brooklyn Nets)

Look, it makes sense the Brooklyn Nets went and added Kevin Durant’s buddy DeAndre Jordan as part of their pitch for his services. He’s great friends with KD, and it’s obviously important to both him and Kyrie Irving that Jordan is on board, since they’re both taking less than the max to make room for DJ’s $10 million salary.

However, that doesn’t mean this is a good move, especially when attaching four years to a center who pads the stat sheet but hasn’t been a positively impactful player on a winning team for the last few years now.

Though he posted 11.0 points, 13.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game on 64.1 percent shooting last year, Jordan has lost a step athletically and on the defensive end. Maybe part of that was playing for two non-playoff teams, but he’ll have to show a major reversion back to the mean to justify this lengthy contract that will pay him through his age-34 season.

Grade: C-