Eric Gordon gets brutally honest on murky Rockets future
The Houston Rockets are going young. With the clear youth movement the franchise is heading towards, they’ve recently made it clear that they’re looking to part ways with former All-Star guard John Wall.
But he’s not the only Rockets veteran looking seemingly out of place in Houston. Longtime sixth man Eric Gordon is in the same situation, still raring to play but most likely having to move elsewhere to do it. Gordon spoke out on the changing of the guard that’s gone on as he’s become a remnant of the old regime.
Via Kelly Iko of The Athletic:
“It’s good and it is exciting for our organization,” Gordon says. “It just shows that they’re going young. They have to make sure these young guys play. I know the nature of that business; I’ve been a part of that before.”
“It’s tough for a person in my situation,” the Rockets veteran continued. “It’s tough going from going to the Western Conference finals against one of the best teams of all time and being very competitive each year. And now, it’s a restart with no high expectations at all. So it’s much different.”
Gordon has reportedly not asked for a trade just yet. But he’s said to be “open” to a change of scenery if the Rockets find a deal that makes sense. Gordon has spent the last five seasons as a member of the Houston Rockets. This next one may very well be his last.