This Lakers-Rockets trade is centered on Eric Gordon to L.A.

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The Los Angeles Lakers battled injuries all NBA season long. This continued in the postseason as the Lakers were eliminated in the first round by the Phoenix Suns. This was the first time in LeBron James’ career that he suffered a loss in the first round of postseason.

After a championship in the NBA Bubble last season and and aggressive nature in NBA free agency, it is likely that Los Angeles does that once again. Even after winning, the Lakers show that they want to improve their roster further. It will certainly continue after an exit in the first round.

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For a win-now team like the Lakers, it would benefit them to go after some veteran options they can help them in the postseason. This is really Houston Rockets could be a trading partner. 

Houston had a new-look front office last year and they immediately made big moves. The Rockets traded away both of their superstars while signing Christian Wood. During the season, James Harden and PJ Tucker were traded away.

Gordon was another player mentioned at the NBA trade deadline because of his age and current situation. He is not a long-term piece for the Rockets and this could force the front office to trade him. Moving on from veteran players could continue for Houston as they continue to rebuild.

Overall, Eric Gordon and the Lakers seem like a match for a potential NBA trade scenario. Let’s take a look at what it might take for this day to get done in the offseason.