The Brooklyn Nets had quite a successful summer for a team that entered the offseason with very little cap space to work with. The additions of players like Patty Mills, Paul Millsap, and LaMarcus Aldridge will surely give their roster a much-needed boost. But bringing in new players meant having to part ways with others who were once an important part of the journey. One of the players the Nets had to part ways with was center DeAndre Jordan. But despite the Nets’ decision to cut ties with him, Jordan insists there are no hard feelings.

“I think it was just both parties wanted to figure out something that was best for both of us, and I feel like they gave me that respect as a veteran player to be able to understand that I wanted to be able to compete,” Jordan said per ESPN. “I’m a competitor, man. We all are in this league, and we want to be able to be out there and competing, but also it just worked better for both of us. I’m excited to be a part of this Laker franchise and this organization with this group of guys. I’m focused on here.”

The Nets traded Jordan to the Detroit Pistons and once he was bought out by Detroit, he did not hesitate to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Jordan is making the most of his opportunity as he is already catching the attention of Lakers’ star LeBron James per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

“When asked which guys out of the Lakers’ new faces have stood out through the first two days of training camp so far, LeBron James credited Kendrick Nunn, Kent Bazemore, and DeAndre Jordan as “playing really good ball for us.” Adding: “We’re just learning our system pretty fast”,” McMenamin tweeted on September 30.