Pittsburgh welcome Jordan Carstensen
- By Damien Arnold, Day 1, 2021
The Vipers will be looking to make an early impact with the recruitment of former Los Angeles Fireballs fan favorite and former All-star wing Jordan Carstensen to Pittsburgh for a bundle of 2 2nd round picks.
Jordan Carstensen will be a vital cog of the newly established team, offering much needed playoff experience. It is expected that he will be named a team captain in the next few weeks.
GM Damo was quoted as "The club is pumped to welcome Jordon. Not only will he provide veteran leadership and much needed defensive intensity but we expect him to make a deadly combo with Kendrick Hill. With a trio of rookie combo guard Kendrick Hill, Vet Scorer Dom Respert and wing Jordan Carstensen the Vipers will be looking to mix it with the big boys."
Los Angeles will get 2 2nd rounders as compensation for the trade (2022 2nd round - #37 lock and 2024 2nd Round). Los Angeles will also shed $9.8 Million off their cap this season that will give them $42.8 Million to spend in the Free Agency.