This Lakers-Rockets Trade Is Focused On Eric Gordon

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It’s been a struggle for the Los Angeles Lakers to win at a high level so far this NBA season. Every team has dealt with injuries and COVID-19 positive test results, but regardless, what the Lakers have shown has been truly disappointing.

One of the concerns with the Lakers this season has been the team’s underwhelming offensive results. The team ranks 21st in half-court offensive efficiency and one of the key issues has been spot-up shooting—an area where they rank 26th in points per possession.

A talent like Eric Gordon, who is a high-level player with the ball in his hands and when attacking off the catch, could make a real difference for the Lakers. The rebuilding Houston Rockets could look to move on from him ahead of the NBA trade deadline—creating an opportunity for Los Angeles to acquire him.

There was thought that by acquiring Russell Westbrook in the offseason, the Lakers would have the necessary supporting cast around LeBron James and Anthony Davis to win a championship.

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As it turns out, when neither Davis nor Westbrook is playing like superstar talents, the strategy of having mostly veteran minimum role players doesn’t necessarily shake out well in the end.

Could Eric Gordon be a potential trade target? Let’s take a look at this trade between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets.