Things have not gone smoothly for the Houston Rockets this season. The injuries continue to stack up. Senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Rockets swingman Eric Gordon will be out 4-to-6 weeks with a moderate groin strain.

Eric Gordon had been averaging 17.8 points per game. But he will have to take a seat for a Rockets team that already ranks 29th in offensive rating.

Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer reported earlier this week executives feel the Rockets are on the cusp of a sell-off ahead of the March 25 trade deadline. But it is unlikely Eric Gordon is one of the assets moved in the next couple weeks:

Like Tucker, the bulk of Houston's roster consists of two-way, athletic wings almost tailor-made to support a superstar. All of House, Brown, Tate, McLemore, David Nwaba and Eric Gordon fit that build on paper, although there's little expectation the Rockets will move Gordon, sources said, and Nwaba will now miss six weeks due to hip surgery.

That's hardly a surprise. Gordon's contract practically makes him unmovable.

The 32-year-old is under contract through 2022-23, with a non-guaranteed salary for the following season. He is owed nearly $38 million in the next two seasons, which is hefty given the numerous injury issues Eric Gordon has dealt with in recent years.

Eric Gordon has not eclipsed 70 games played since the 2016-17 season. He played just 36 games last season, and might well be shut down for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign if the Rockets prefer he not aggravate the groin issue.

Indeed, Houston will likely have to plan for Eric Gordon to be on the roster in the near future.