Big man DeAndre Jordan leaves Sixers to join Nuggets in free agency

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While the Philadelphia 76ers made their quick move to sign P.J. Tucker in free agency, they have lost a veteran big man that they picked up in the middle of the 2021-22 season.

After the Sixers traded away Andre Drummond in the big deal to bring James Harden into Philadelphia, they needed to replace Drummond quickly. So, the Sixers brought in veteran big man DeAndre Jordan on a deal in order to have somebody as a backup to Joel Embiid.

Jordan averaged 4.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in 16 games with the Sixers and he started two games in Round 2 against the Miami Heat when Embiid was hurt.

With the Sixers looking to give Paul Reed and Charles Bassey a look as the backups behind Embiid in the 2022-23 season, Jordan has left the Sixers to sign with the Denver Nuggets.

Jordan will get an opportunity to be the backup now to Nikola Jokic and try to keep his career going as a backup big man. He has made an All-Star game in his career and he was once named to the All-NBA First Team in 2016.

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