Barring an unlikely waiver claim before the 5 PM ET deadline today, center DeAndre Jordan is expected to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, sources tell ESPN. Lakers waived Jordan on Tuesday and Sixers have an open roster spot and desire to add another backup center.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 3, 2022
The Sixers have been in the market for a backup center after the team traded Andre Drummond to the Brooklyn Nets as part of the James Harden-Ben Simmons deal. Jordan becomes a viable option off the bench to play 10-15 minutes behind MVP favorite Joel Embiid.
Jordan may pop up in fantasy basketball at some point. That time could come later in the season if the Sixers decide to give Embiid a few games off here and there to keep him fresh for the NBA playoffs. He’s also trying to win his first NBA MVP award, so there’s also a chance the Sixers let him ride. If Embiid were to miss any time or sit at all, Jordan would become a viable NBA DFS option and worth a streamer in season-long formats.