The Los Angeles Lakers have two roster spots available following Tuesday’s release of point guard Quinn Cook and they are certainly a team in the mix for a reliable shooting guard. The Lakers are one of the best teams in the Western Conference and will be looking to defend their NBA championship this season.
The Houston Rockets, on the other hand, are in the midst of a full team rebuild as they have already made several roster moves this season that prove the team is headed in a new direction.
The Rockets traded for John Wall prior to the season starting and watched Russell Westbrook leave the team. Following that deal they dealt James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for a boat load of draft picks.
The Rockets don’t seem to be done making moves quite yet as other guys like Victor Oladipo, PJ Tucker, Eric Gordon could very well be on the move as well. Teams with the need to solidify themselves for a deep playoff run should be all-over these options with the Lakers being among them.
Eric Gordon is one of the more reliable shooting guards in the NBA and could be a great complementary piece in Los Angeles if a deal were to get done. The Lakers don’t have the greatest trade assets to offer but Gordon’s trade value isn’t strong enough to push him out of reach.
This would certainly be a solid trade, but it would take a bit to get a deal done. Let’s take a look at what it would take to land shooting guard Eric Gordon in Los Angeles.