NBA Trade Rumors: The Houston Rockets may be inching closer and closer to trading Eric Gordon.
Over the next few weeks, the NBA Trade Deadline market is going to begin to develop. We know that there are going to be many teams attempting to make a big move at the deadline, but we don’t really know many potential targets that are on the market.
There have been a handful of names that have been mentioned but I don’t think we know which players are going to drive the market in the next couple of months. One player that many do expect to be moved is Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon.
And according to a recent report, the Rockets may be quietly inching closer and closer to pulling the trigger on a Gordon deal. Houston is reportedly combing through the market for Gordon and is “believed to be” discussing him in deals.
Eric Gordon can still contribute to a contender at this point in his career
Gordon is an interesting player to keep an eye on heading into the NBA Trade Deadline. Gordon is about to be 34 years old but has still proven to be extremely productive at this point in his career. Even as he’s taken a lesser role this season, Gordon is averaging 12 points and three assists per game on 44 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent shooting from 3-point range.
If he’s doing this on the Rockets (no offense to them), imagine what he could do in an expanded role on a team with more weapons. On a contender, there’s a chance that Gordon could have somewhat of a career resurgence.
Add in the fact that he’s probably playing for another contract and any team that acquires him could be getting a highly motivated Gordon. He also has a team option for next season so any team that acquires him won’t be locked up too much financially.
The big question is what the return will end up being for Gordon. You would assume that a first-round pick likely gets it done, but will that be offered by any team?
Look for most of the contenders to be in on Gordon, especially those that are looking to sure up their backcourt. And if all it will take is a salary filler and a first-round pick, there could be many teams interested leading up to the NBA Trade Deadline.