The Houston Rockets have been a team in the news for months now and while they were a part of the biggest trade of the offseason, sending Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall, they found themselves a part of one of the biggest trades in NBA history yesterday afternoon — sending James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.
Houston finally granted James Harden his wish of being traded to the Nets and sent him to Brooklyn in a multi-team deal in exchange for four first-round picks (Nets 2022, 2024, 2026; Bucks 2022), four first-round pick swaps from the Nets in 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027, Caris LeVert, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs.
Then, the Rockets flipped the script on Caris LeVert and traded him and a future second-round pick to the Indiana Pacers for former All-Star guard, Victor Oladipo. Houston now enters what they hope to be a quick rebuild, with a lot of former star talent.
John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and now Victor Oladipo are all in Houston and while they each were All-Stars earlier in their careers, they are not the same players anymore after significant injuries. With Houston trading Westbrook and Harden, they may look to unload more of their veteran players, meaning Eric Gordon could be on the move sooner than later.
Eric Gordon has consistently been one of the better offensive players for the Rockets year-in and year-out and is now in his fifth year with this organization. Up until last year, Gordon was extremely durable and played in almost every game for the Rockets. While he just signed a four-year contract extension, the veteran sharpshooter could still be a hot name on the trade market.
With this being said, let’s take a look at 3 potential trades the Houston Rockets could look to make involving Eric Gordon.