In the wake of acquiring James Harden, the Philadelphia 76ers traded away reserve center Andre Drummond, who was enjoying a quality year backing up Joel Embiid. Now, they’re looking for a replacement, evidently not content with their primary options of Paul Millsap, Paul Reed and Charles Bassey.
Shortly after that news, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Sixers “will be aggressive in pursuit of DeAndre Jordan — either placing a waiver claim or working to sign him as a free agent should he clear waivers.”
The 76ers have been in the market for a backup center and will be aggressive in pursuit of DeAndre Jordan — either placing a waiver claim or working to sign him as a free agent should he clear waivers, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2022
Millsap has largely struggled this season, including his four appearances with Philadelphia. But Jordan has been really, really poor as well. He doesn’t seem like the solution here. Giving Reed and Bassey a chance is worthwhile. Even Willie Cauley-Stein is still with the team on a 10-day deal.
Jordan hasn’t shown to be a playable championship-caliber center over the past two seasons. Adding him for the remainder of the season as an emergency choice could suffice, but he’s not someone who should hold down the backup five spot on a team with title aspirations.