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Former Los Angeles Lakers big man DeAndre Jordan essentially confirmed the Lakers let him go because he found a bigger role with the Philadelphia 76ers:

“I enjoyed my time there, for sure. Obviously, this is an opportunity where I’m familiar with Doc (Rivers) so this is a chance to come here and play a little more and have a chance to go further in the postseason. I do think those guys (the Lakers) are going to have some success late. But this was just the best opportunity, I feel like for me.”