This Raptors-Rockets Trade Features Eric Gordon To Toronto

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The Houston Rockets have drastically changed the makeup of their roster in recent NBA seasons. They were perennial contenders with Mike D’Antoni as head coach, but those days are in the past. They are now a team rebuilding for the future.

It was just over a year ago when the Rockets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2020 postseason in the Orlando Bubble. Just months later, things changed when D’Antoni was replaced by Stephen Silas as head coach.

A lot of the players that made the team contenders were beginning to be moved. It was a trend that had started even earlier, as ownership was looking to cut costs in any way possible.

Now, as we head toward the 2021-22 season, nearly every player from the D’Antoni era is no longer with the team.

LATEST NBA NEWS & RUMORS: 3 Trade Scenarios Involving Eric Gordon For Rockets To Consider

Robert Covington, James Harden, and P.J. Tucker were all traded in the span of a few months. Only two players are remaining from that playoff team from the 2020 postseason; Eric Gordon and Danuel House Jr.

There have been plenty of trade rumors centered around both, as the Rockets are embracing a youth movement and rebuilding. They would like to find a new home for at least Gordon; could the Toronto Raptors be a potential fit? Here is a hypothetical trade between the two teams.