Teams had until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday to make a claim on Jordan
Jordan, who signed a one-year, $2.6 million minimum deal to join the Lakers this season, will save the Sixers $2.3 million in luxury tax by signing a free-agent deal instead of getting claimed on waivers. The Sixers have an open roster spot to take on Jordan.
Jordan, 33, started 19 games this season before dropping out of the team's rotation. Jordan was All-NBA first team with the Clippers in 2016, and he was a two-time All-NBA defensive first-team choice in 2015 and 2016.